How to stain wood LIKE A PRO! Pine wood staining tips and tricks
How to stain wood LIKE A PRO! Pine wood staining tips and tricks
Tired of your wood stain coming out all blotchy. This product will help take your woodworking projects to the next level and help you stain wood like a pro. pine wood staining tips and tricks
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Mineral spirits and paint thinner work the same and are cheaper
water based is better
The hard part comes before and after when you’re sanding sanding sealer and applying top coat which must have used are just using polyurethane and not using sealer to act as a sending barrier between topcoat and you’re Staind wood
Thank You , most definitely going to go buy this product today. You are going to make my custom cabinets look fabulous!!! Thank you again 💜
No I was always told with stain you always use a natural bristle brush not foam
Yo i def hear a Maryland/Baltimore accent, yeah? Nice!
Thanks for the demo; already planned on it, but like to see what possibilities…
Not a fun of penetrating stain. On my opinion though the prestain helped…the wood still looked blotchy to me. Id rather use the varathane one hour stain…requires no prestain it says on the can and ive never had any blotchy marks on my wood when I use this. Great video
Does it matter if it’s a gloss black stain? I’ve never used that stuff but I might give it a try! I’ve only stained few things here and there w.o the stain stuff. But deff just subbed to your channel, trying to take my wood working a little more seirous
Hi I want to stain a table that I have sanded but was wondering do I stain and then use varnish on top to prevent marks on table?
How long does it take for the stain to completely dry
PLEEEEASE! Just stop saying "MOIST!" 🙂
This was hella nicelike
The pre-stain conditioner seems to prevent most of the stain soaking into the wood. I prefer the darker version without the pre-stain. I also think brushes give a more even coverage than wiping or those horrible foam “brushes”.
Do it right, do it once. Don’t complain about extra steps.
You can also dump a bottle of pouring medium in regular woodstain and use that as prestain if you cant get actual prestain.
Or, for botchy woods like pine and cherry, apply a shellac sealer, let it dry, and use your stain to glaze on top of the shellac. You have far better control over saturation of the color, and you’ll get either almost no blotches or no blotches. Plus, if you don’t like your glaze job, pull out the mineral spirits and wipe it off, and you can easily redo it.
Nice comparison demo. I use the pre-stain and although it does greatly reduce the blotching, it really doesn’t eliminate it all. I’m a beginner so all I buy right now is the big box store cheap pine and it is easy to work and cut but really hard to finish.
Love minwax products and decided to try the prestain conditioner
Moist, not moist lmaoo this guy cracks me up all the time
They didn’t tell us we would need the conditioner, but I’m going to get it before I stain our countertops. Thank you!
That was real nice like. A++
Love this stuff
It ain’t niiice like. 😂😂 I was not expecting for this video to make me crack up so much.
Honestly… I like the blotchiness better. It’s more heterogeneous.
Well. You can’t stain wood like a pro using minwax. I’m a pro. Minwax is for DIY hacks.
What if I have already stained without the pre stain? It’s cloudy and too dark even tho I wiped it off! Help!
Lol I like the oh it’s pretty 😂
And be sure you have a supply of rubber gloves (use and toss). Just finished staining this A. M. Cheap wood looks great!
Nah. Garbage. One. Pine is for forms and garage furniture. Two. Minwax type is garbage. I use alcohol based tints generally on cenizaro, guanacaste and cedar, oil on others(oily woods)
Washcoat pre-stain necessity that’s how you know how long I’ve been doing it I did not mention it at all
That’s actually the exact stain that I need!
Stop rotating the piece after application, it’s confusing. This is just a marketing video for pre stain. Stain 101: Apply stain WITH THE GRAIN! Sanding solves alot of problems
So wait if I wanna wood stain my desk would I have to sand off the clear coat? Or would it stain just fine?
I stained a butcher block with a walnut stain. I applied the conditioner. I would never use it again. It doesn’t let the stain penetrate the wood enough to collect the dark color. I sanded it down and started over and now it’s beautiful without it.
I just started using this product on some basswood picture frames I’ve been making. The problem with color difference was pretty substantial. After using the pre stain the colors were much more consistent. I have always used minwax but I bought a small can of rust oleum dark walnut stain. The rust oleum looks more like walnut on the basswood than the minwax dark walnut. I really like the rust oleum stain.
Can it seal mdf for painting
Just my two cents. Generally most professionals will not use a wood conditioners since it does not give the results you may think it does on certain species. In terms of staining certain species where the end result is blotchy, water popping is the solution. As a hardwood floor contractor we stain jobs that are anywhere from a couple hundred square feet to a couple thousand feet and more. The last thing we or our clients want would be to have their final product be blotchy. What is water popping some may ask. Whatever your project may be weather a table top or a couple thousand feet of wood flooring your sand job must be done correctly. I’ll speak in terms of a wood floor. Although the process for all projects are the same. Once we are done sanding a wood floor and ready to apply a stain, we water pop the floor first. Literally we are on our hands and knees with a 5 gallon bucket of water and a car wash sponge washing the floor. Not flooding the floor with water. Simply washing the floor. That then sits over night which once it dries also raises and swells the grain of the wood. Then we stain over the water popped floor. We then allow the stain to dry. The following day we begin our polyurethane process. If you touch the project after you water pop it and after you stain it, it will be rough in texture. This is normal since the process has raised and swollen the grain of the wood which is the intent. Some abrade the stain after it’s applied and dried with a maroon pad. Most wait to knock the grain raise down by abrading their first coat of finish. In our case polyurethane. A couple of the more bitchy species to stain would be the tight grain hardwood lumbers such as birch and maple ETC. Staining maple is like shooting a BB gun at a freight train. Stain a maple floor without water popping and uneven, blotchy results is what you will yield. Water pop it, let it dry over night then stain and a nice even color is what you end up with. For those who read this and do it there are two simple keys you must do for success. 1) Wash the project, don’t flood it. 2) The water popping process must dry over night. For those who have a moisture meter it’s best to take a moisture reading before water popping, and after water popping to ensure all the water has evaporated where the moisture content of the lumber is the same after you water popped as it was before you water popped. As a side note just know that water popping will give the color much more depth. In many cases it also will be a shade or so darker.
It’s a must to use a pre stain wood conditioner.
1:35-I noticed that it was almost like a liquid right off. JK. Never heard of this, will be getting some tomorrow for a Minwax Gunstock 231 table stain project.!
I still had a blotch what to do….
If you sand properly you won’t have to use a wood conditioner. Use acetone only.
Why didn’t I watch this last night ! I bought a pine plant stand and it sucked up so much stain I can’t believe it. Started with a small half can that wasn’t enough so I went and bought another small can and can u believe that wasn’t enough either lol I have stained lots of stuff but not pine I know it’s not the greatest wood so rand back and bought a large can this time and I’ve used a third of the can but I want to see it in the morning!
Thank you. This is the best video I found on staining
I am remodeling my studio and chose to paint and stain my new work benches myself (for some reason I thought I was smart) thank you for this real nas like video. It was very informative