Low odor mineral spirits vs 100% mineral spirits
Next installment in the continuing saga of the CL coffee table. For those of you who missed the first 2 posts, I bought table from CL that was scratched, tried cleaning with low odor MS, then spray lacquer. It fisheyed and the scratches didn't come out. Stripped with Citristrip and after-strip wash, followed by low odor MS. Tried wiping stain and it fisheyed. Wiped off excess, posted. On someone's advice here, tried wiping with denatured alcohol figuring silicone from polish had gotten into pores. No good, could still see shiny dark spots (pinpricks) from stain sitting on surface. Called Minwax, they said low odor MS will cause problem with their stains, penetrating or gel not sinking into wood. Recommended 100% MS followed by 220 grit sanding. So, I tried sanding 1st before running out for 100% MS. Pinpricks of the coat of stain I wiped on and off 2 days ago are bleeding through as fast as I can sand them.
So, do I:
1) get 100% mineral spirits, wipe and sand again?
2) strip with Citristrip and wash, then use any particular kind of mineral spirits?
I was under the impression that low odor was 100% MS, I could try naptha but I believe the only difference is drying time (boiling point).
I plan on following up with a gel stain custom mixed to match color, rather than a penetrating stain. I think it'll give a more opaque look - tried a bit on corner, seemed to get pretty dark but after wiping off excess could still see pinpricks and don't want a problem with the finish. TIA