staing cherry wood

Old 04-25-01, 06:05 PM
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Using cherry wood for paneling would like to know how to stain it with out leaving any streks or marksof the stain.just want to see the grain of wood not steaks left by stain. Would appreciate any tips on how to accomplish this.have tried several different cloths even cheese cloth but to no avail.
Old 04-25-01, 06:20 PM
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Sounds as if you may be leaving the stain on too long before wiping off.

Apply the stain across the grain - this will insure uniformity and get teh stain into the grain of the wood. Immediately wipe off with the grain. I normally use clean cotton rags (old T shirts work well) for this.

If the stain is blotchy or uneven, use a wood conditioner to partially seal the wood before applying a stain. You can find this product in most home centers and many paint stores.

PS - if you like the color of the cherry 'as is', consider using a 'natural' stain - one that has no added color.
Old 05-10-01, 03:25 PM
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Cherry wood doesn't take stain evenly. Seal the wood first then stain and it will come out great.

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