I have used a fair amount of pine in projects, mostly painted adirondack chairs.... I am having trouble staining pine even tho' I am using a "wood conditioner" that is "supposed" kill the blotchiness of stained pine.
I used Minwax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner and followed the directions to the letter. My shop was in the upper '60s, I put the conditioner on, let it sit 10 minutes, wiped off the excess and repeated the process, then I waited an hour before staining. The can said apply, wait 5-15 min, repeat, if needed, and apply finish within 2 hours. Rosta Ruck!
The stain was Minwax Spanish Oak and after couple of coats it looked okay, but I still wasn't happy with what I thought would solve a problem. Am I doing something wrong, or is what I got it, and it would have been "far worse" without the pre conditioner....????
I'd appreciate any experience y'all might have, and thanks in advance!
John Moorhead Lakeport, CA