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I used white stain a customer asked for on a raised bed project. I used pine to trim it out, looks great on pine. The head board however he wanted to use one he already had. The oak headboard didn't take to well to the white stain, it turned out like I painted it white.

I haven't used the color stain before, can anyone give me a lesson on this? Does this stain only work on specific woods or was there something I could have done during application to prevent this?

None the less, the customer loves the bed and is very happy with my work. But I on the other hand, it just didn't turn out as I planned.
 

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What stain are you using? Did the headboard have a previous finish? If so, what? And, most importantly, what did you do to remove any prior finish?
 

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I used behr semi transparent wood stain. The head board had a lacquer finish, the process I used to remove the finish was brush it with acetone, scrape the finish off, let it dry for 24 hours, then sanded with 220
 
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