|Forum topic by Tennwood||posted 09-26-2011 06:09 PM||1150 views||1 time favorited||3 replies|
09-26-2011 06:09 PM
I have been having a problem with stain that I have not experienced before. I am staining red oak with minwax stain and find that the stain is bleeding up along the grain as it drys. Small spots of dark stain puddle or spot randomly over the board along any grain lines. I wipe it down but a few hours later it spots again. It takes about one to two days until it fully dries before it stops, and I have to keep wiping it down every few hours so the spots don’t become permanent.
The wood is from different sources and it is all doing it, so I don’t think it is just particular batch of wood. I am staining in the basement so the temperature and humidity are pretty constant, and same conditions as I have stained before and not had a problem.
I didn’t use any sanding sealer, but normally don’t when I work with oak and have not had this problem before.
Could it be from bad stain? It is a can I have used before, maybe 6 months old. Would a sanding sealer prevented the problem?
Any ideas what could be causing the problem and how I can prevent it in the future?
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