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Lee Tollett Lee Tollett is offline
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Default Need help...finishing

greg wrote:

I am in the process of finishing up with a bed room set, and need to start
finishing it. I have made a few test boards and am not happy with the
results of the stain. It is all hard maple, and this is my first time with
maple. It just looks bad, it doesn't bring out the grain , it hides it and
looks blotchy, sanding sealer helps with the blotchy a bit, but it's still
very monotone when it's done.

Any and all suggestions would be helpful, Thanks


I use Lacquer stains. I brush it on
like normal then wipe. After dry I use
my spray gun to darken where needed.
Thats the way we did it at the furniture
factory as a youngster. Maple and
cherry blotches real bad, so on large
surfaces such as a table tops, just
spray only. If you get it to dark just
wipe with lacquer thinner, let dry and
start over.

Good luck... Lee