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Fixing splotchy stain

As I have stated before, I am not very experienced with staining..especially larger pieces. The stand I am working on is maple plywd. I used a walnut color stain on it before I realized anything about sanding sealer and conditioners.

Should I attempt to sand down the stain and restain it or try to touch it up? Try sealer after sanding it again or what?

I can post a pic if I need to. When I stained it, it was without very good lighting...my first mistake..now I have much better lighting.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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You have a few options. If all you have on the wood is stain, the best choice would be to get all the color off, either by using a chemical stripper, and/or sanding.

If you are successful with that method, you can use a conditioner, and then start again with the stain, and then a topcoat of some type.

Another choice would be to leave what you have and go with a very dark stain. In addition to that you may need additional toning to get an even coloring.

I suggest you duplicate your dilemma with some samples and experiment with them to solve your problem.






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Thanks for the info. Heres a few pics that show what I mean.
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i see alot of short strokes and stain that dried up on ya.
start over for best results.use jasco striper to draw out what stain you can, then sand with 220.
then use a gel stain, and brush in to like basting a piece of chicken with bbq sause.wipe of with a terry cloth.
you may need to tone/fog on the same stain cut 20% with mineral spirits.best tool for this is a cup gun, i prefure gravity feed.
let dry and top coat
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