Difference between wood conditioner and sanding sealer?
I want to stain some small trim blocks and pieces. Most are pine but some basswood.
(The craft store sells small pieces with an ogee edge which are made to be small plaques, but I plan to use these for little risers to set off antique china, and stain them to match the color of the oak china cabinet.)
I know from experience that basswood is very hard to get smooth enough to varnish. It gets actually kind of fuzzy after sanding, even when using very fine paper.
And pine of course stains unevenly.
So which do I need and what is the difference between them?