Staining and end grain

Is there anything you can put on the end grain of a block of wood, so that it will not take a darker stain than the rest of the wood? Thanks.
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Yep ... shellac .. pre-stain conditioner .. wash coat of a compatible varnish ...
On 7/31/2011 5:58 PM, Paul wrote:

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Step one is to burnish the end grain so it is less prone to absorbing so much stain. You can just rub it with the round shank of a scredriver. Then either use a clear oil, then stain, or a coat of shellac first.
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On 7/31/2011 5:38 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

Bingo ... and take to at least 320 before you think about doing anything else.
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On 7/31/2011 4:58 PM, Paul wrote:

The cheapest most practiced method is to go a grit or two higher sanding on the end grain.
Then again, you could use a gel stain and not worry.
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