I always brush on a pre-stain prior to staining wood. I was thinking of spraying it on instead. Does anyone have any experience with spraying on pre-stain? Is there anything wrong with spraying it?
What do you mean by a pre-stain -- a dye, a wash coat, a sealer, or one of the so-called "wood conditioners?"
Here is a link that might be useful: wood conditioners
"Pre-stain" is a Minwax product that you put on wood prior to staining to eliminate blotching. If you haven't heard of it, you probably wouldn't know the answer to my question.
He and I do not use that kind of wood conditioner, since a wash coat of blond shellac is much preferrable to most manufactured products. A wash coat of shellac is about a one pound cut(or less/more) depending on the type of wood.
I suppose you could spray on that stuff about which you asked, but a preconditioner does not need to be applied in a thick layer, like spraying will do.
1-pound cut wax free shellac is cheaper and more effective.
KW, I guess I will be quiet then. The fact that this is my profession probably makes me a complete doofus.