Streaks in Refinished Wood Bed ..HELP


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Old 09-17-14, 10:01 AM
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Streaks in Refinished Wood Bed ..HELP

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I'm new to this forum ( first post). Yesterday, I decided to refinish/darken my cherry wood bed using a darker stain. First, I sanded and next I stained using General Finishes Java Gel Stain. After my first coat, I can notice white streak marks. Will this go away after the next couple of coats or this I do something wrong? Pics are attached .
 
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Old 09-17-14, 11:08 AM
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Well, as shiny as it is, you must not have removed any of the finish (clear coat) that was on the wood. Stain is applied to unfinished wood, not finished wood. I would guess the streaks are from your sanding method.
 
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Should I sand it over????
 
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Best bet is to use a stripper instead - way too much sanding on a finished piece like this to get down to bare wood.
 
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I agree, use a stripper followed by sanding.
If you don't want to go thru that much trouble, you could scrub the stain [you applied] off with mineral spirits and apply a coat of tinted poly [like MInwax PolyShades] to darken the piece. Tinted polys must be applied evenly as heavy areas, lap marks, runs, etc will all be darker than the rest!
 
 

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