Milky Finish After Staining
I am in need of some help.
I decided to try my hand at staining the cabinets in my kitchen and after prepping and laying down two layers of the stain I am getting a milkly looking finish as seen in the picture.
I am using General Finishes Java Gel Stain.
To prep the cabinets I cleaned them off with disinfecting wipes, then I lightly sanded them, then I cleaned them off with a tack cloth. To apply both layers of gel stain I used a sock. I let 24+ hours go between staining sessions.
For reference I live in west Texas where average high temps have been in the upper 70s to upper 80s with humidity levels below 20%.
I am not sure how to get rid of the milkly look that is already there or even how to prevent it from happening on future cabinets.
Any help for this new comer to staining would be greatly appreciated.