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Forum topic by frankmoney77 posted 03-11-2013 07:44 PM 1115 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2013 07:44 PM

Picked up this 7’ chunk of maple and im sanding it down over the next week. Ive heard that maple wont take a stain and its better to use a dye. Anyone have experience with this? Or maybe some suggestions on what to use (with a photo? )


-- "Its only perfect, but it'll have to do"

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#1 posted 03-11-2013 07:52 PM

Maple will take a stain, but it can be blotchy. Some use shellac to avoid this. There is also an anti blotching compound made by a member here at LJ. I’ve had a brainfart but I’m sure someone will insert the name shortly, or I’ll go to my shop and read the can.

It came to me, Charles Neill. I imagine you can just Google him, or use the LJ search engine.

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#2 posted 03-11-2013 09:51 PM

Charles Neil’s product works great! Here is the link: Pre-Color Conditioner

-- Paul, Central Illinois

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#3 posted 03-11-2013 09:53 PM

+1 for the conditioner from Charles, good stuff.

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#4 posted 03-12-2013 02:28 AM

I have successfully used the transtint dye on maple.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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