|Forum topic by NewfieDan||posted 04-05-2015 03:27 PM||672 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
04-05-2015 03:27 PM
I am building a coffee table out of both birch plywood and solid birch. I am using a Minwax Espresso stain (very dark), but I am having trouble with the second coat. Because of the potential for blochiness, I used a Minwax conditioner.
The trouble I am having is that when the second coat is put on it seems to remove the first coat not giving me any more/richer colour. I want the second coat, because with the conditioner a single coat is very light. It doesn’t seem to matter how long I leave the first coat to dry. Even drying overnight I have the same issue.
Everything is sanded to 220 grit. The instructions say to leave for 4-6hrs. Leaving it, as per instructions makes no difference, it still turns out basically the same as having a single coat. The only way I can seem to get a darker colour is to turn the table on its side and apply the stain so thick it looks more like paint than stain.
The stain is mixed thoroughly, both shaken before I brought it home a couple of days ago, and stirred before and during use.