Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Southern California
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.
Last edited by MKinSoCal; 02-21-2012 at 07:39 PM.
Reason: additional info