|Forum topic by daleye||posted 05-15-2013 09:46 AM||748 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
05-15-2013 09:46 AM
I am trying to stain some maple to match a bathroom vanity we just purchased. I have the color right (I think) but I cannot get the maple dark enough.
As I’ve had issues with blotching in the past I elected to follow:
Doing a DIY batch rather than grabbing the CN Blotch Control as I can’t justify having that much on hand for that price (Don’t do a ton of wood work).
Blotch control is doing a great job.. used it on another frame project and had great results, but I’m wondering if it is preventing the darker color I’m trying to achieve?
ROS 120 grit
It seemed I could only let the WB mixture sit for about 3 minutes max before it started to completely dry and require reapplication to wipe off easily.
Another oddity? Sanding at 120 vs 150 vs 220 made no difference in stain penetration? This leads me to believe the DIY Blotch control is preventing the stain from penetrating well. Perhaps I should eliminate it completely?
What are my options/which of these seems the best:
1.) Apply several coats of the stain/dye mixture to get darkness leaving each on for 1-2 minutes.
I’m obviously fairly new and have been doing research to make the wife happy and mitigate stain stripping and refinishing. Any pointers would be very helpful.