Need help with staining wood veneer
My 12-year-old and I are replacing the veneer top of a vintage sewing machine cabinet. We used mahogany wood veneer and mahogany gel stain. We have sanded and cleaned the surface before we applied the first coat of stain but once we wiped off the stain we were surprised to see bald spots. Seemed like something somehow got on the surface and prevented the stain being absorbed.
So far, it has only one coat on the veneer. If there's anything we can do to fix these little bald spots we would like to do it before apply additional coats. Any suggestions would be appreciated.