Cabinet staining question

Discussion in 'DIY' started by retreatwi, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. retreatwi

    retreatwi Active Member

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    While I stained a cabinet, I noticed that in the darker grains of the wood grain, the stain sort of seeped back up and made small blobs of stain. I had to wipe it off every few hours. Is this a normal thing to happen? Can this be prevented?
    thanks
     
  2. onepixel

    onepixel .

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    There is some pre-staind sealer that will help reduce that effect and also give you a more even stain.
     
  3. retreatwi

    retreatwi Active Member

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    I've seen that but never used it. I'll pick some up and give it a try.
    thanks
     
  4. analogman

    analogman Well-Known Member

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    Stop!


    Don't put sanding sealer on now!!! :no:

    NOT on top of fresh stain, then you'll really have a big mess!

    On your work that's already weeping, wipe the cabs down with a nice soft cloth JUST DAMP with mineral spirits
    Let your work sit overnight and wipe again as needed
    Also, when staining don't flood your work, that makes what you are going through worse
    Light coats to allow the wood and the color to adjust
    When you put petroleum product on wood, and that includes stain, it really can set a lot of things in motion :yes:
     

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