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Hi LJs – I am a newby when it comes to using SPF, but was so enchanted by how easy it is to work with the wood and the exceptionally low cost, I just built bunk beds from a mixture of spruce, pine and fir.

Now that it is time to finish the bed, I read enough to wonder if I have backed myself into a corner. Is there a way to apply a dark stain to all 3 woods and have the finish match?

Do I need to start over or is there a way to get a high quality finish on the SPF?

thanks a million!

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#1 posted 673 days ago

Use a sanding sealer. Should help balance how much soaks in. You should be fine.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 672 days ago

You may want to try Charles Neil’s Pre-Color Conditioner – Blotch Control.

You won’t be sorry because SPF will not stain evenly. It’s nearly foolproof.

Best Wishes for a happy finish. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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