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Unhappy Blotchy CVG Doug Fir windows

Recently replaced the windows in my home with beautiful CVG Doug Fir interiors. Decided to trim and stain myself, an unfortunate decision based on economics :( Getting a lot of blotching with stain, more on trim than windows. Also the grain on the CVG trim is very noticeable. Manufacturer directions are to sand with 100 grit, use pre-stain conditioner, then stain and seal. I am using Minwax products, stain is Wood Finish English Chestnut 233. All of the windows have one coat but most of the trim wood is still raw. Any suggestions on what I need to do to even out the stain and now get any more? I intend to finish with lacquer and am buying an HVLP sprayer today. Many thanks.

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Recently replaced the windows in my home with beautiful CVG Doug Fir interiors. Decided to trim and stain myself, an unfortunate decision based on economics :( Getting a lot of blotching with stain, more on trim than windows. Also the grain on the CVG trim is very noticeable. Manufacturer directions are to sand with 100 grit, use pre-stain conditioner, then stain and seal. I am using Minwax products, stain is Wood Finish English Chestnut 233. Any suggestions on what I need to do to even out the stain? I intend to finish with lacquer and am buying an HVLP sprayer today. Many thanks.
Love lacquer, but for this i would use poly, minwax spar urethane so it will not fade or oxidize quicky like it will with lacquer ok? unless no sun is hitting the pieces??

should go to 150 grit - 100/120/150 that will help the blotchyness better, if it were me i would thin the poly down 9 parts Mineral spirits to 1 part poly and use that as the conditioner, keep in mind conditioners are fairly new, before that either glue or the finish itself was put on thin to do the same thing ok?

Do some samples first dont do it on the windows or moldings, use back of moldings to test with ok?
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