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Forum topic by indplswoodworking posted 455 days ago 687 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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indplswoodworking

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455 days ago

Does anyone have any tips or tricks for staining atlantic birch plywood and have it come out more even and not so splotchy? Minwax and Cabot are a joke. I have had good luck with Sherwin Williams wiping stain but curios if anyone has any other tips. Some of the techniques I have used in the past successfully are : wetting the wood to raise grain and using 120 grip abrasive paper to open the grain. Sanding sealer seams not to do anything.

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#1 posted 455 days ago

Seal the wood with the first coat of finish, then either apply the stain/dye or add dye to your finish in the color you need. Anything that penetrates the wood will cause the blotching, so the color has to remain atop the surface.

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