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Any Thoughts on Charlie Neils Pre Conditioner?

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I have a coffee table made out of poplar and was wondering if anyone had any experience using Charlie Neils Pre Conditioner? Or does anyone have a cheaper solution to prevent the blotching of poplar wood? Just going to use a minwax stain with a polyurethane finish. Any recommandations would be appriciated.

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I love it. I too used poplar for a test run on an upcoming cherry blanket chest. I used it as directed and applied water based dye and it all came out in an aged cherry appearance. I did not save my mixing formula. I have some left and will have to take it to the store and have them replicate it.
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If you elect to use it, read this blog I wrote, it explains more.

If your using an oil based stain, often one coat is all you need, but be sure to test on scrap first.
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