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Forum topic by Gustoid posted 05-29-2009 03:22 PM 1022 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-29-2009 03:22 PM

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I recently made a serving tray, and to avoid getting dark spots in the corners, I stained it before I glued it together. However, I realized after it was glued that I wanted to sand the joints to improve the look. With it already being stained I decided not to sand it. My question is, how can I stain it after I glue it, without getting dark spots where the corners meet the bottom of the tray? I stained a drawer not long ago and I was not able to wipe all the stain from the corners, and I ended up with dark spots.

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#1 posted 05-29-2009 03:35 PM

Try using a small, cheap foam brush to wipe excess stain from the corners.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 05-30-2009 03:28 AM

Depends on the wood and stain. but in general use charlies tip

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#3 posted 05-30-2009 05:54 PM

Charlies tip for sure..or if you want.. take a scrap piece of wood about 1/2” wide.. cut a sharp taper to it so it looks kind of like a wedge or a shim.. put a rag over it and slide it along the joint to wipe off the excess.. or..

just blow it out with an airhose and a blast of air..all these ways work good for me..

-- Randall Child

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