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Forum topic by garberfc posted 03-30-2013 01:13 PM 675 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-30-2013 01:13 PM

My daughter is staining a piece of maple with a very light, almost natural color stain and it seems to seep into some of the pores and leave very dark pinhead sized spots. She doesn’t like the appearance at all.

We tested using a sanding sealer but that didn’t work…

Does anyone have any suggestions?


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#1 posted 03-30-2013 01:24 PM

This guy has it handled.
Thank you Charles.

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#2 posted 03-31-2013 02:17 PM

Thanks! This will be a big help.

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#3 posted 03-31-2013 03:27 PM

Put Charles Neil on thick and set it up with a fan on it. Be sure you only wipe it down with some 400g. don’t sand on it, just wipe the lifted fibers off. It will feel rough after it dries, but just a wipe with 400g will smooth it right out. If the stain you use is very dark, use two coats of CN before stain. But Maple is good looking enough to use without stain if you ask me.

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