Ikea Wood Table-Stain Not Taking...??
Good Day Everyone,
I'm having my first issue ever with staining a table; hence I'm a little perplexed.
Recently, I bought a heavy, old wood coffee table off of Craig's List. I got a super bargain on it, so I thought that I would simply sand and re-stain since it seemed to be an older Ikea table made of real wood. This is not what has happened thus far though at all.
I sanded the top first getting all of the poly and original stain layers. Then, I cleaned it as usual and began to apply a dark walnut oil based stain by MinWax and OUCHY! The wood started to soak up the stain quite a bit in some places while not at all in others. It looks almost like a zebra effect on the table. I found a comment on an article where someone stated that IKEA pine tables will often unevenly suck up stain creating an odd, uneven look like I got. I'm wondering if this is engineered wood instead of real wood??
Anyway, has anyone else experienced this with an IKEA or other inexpensive wood table? Any solutions?
Thanks & Please Do Advise,