Return to the Woodworking Forum | Post a Follow-Up

HELP! Staining Project gone Bad!

Posted by melh3 (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 6, 13 at 15:21

Trying to restain bookcases in my living room which connect to my kitchen cabinets that I was goin to do also but the bookcases aren't looking so good and now I wished I had listen to my husband. Using GF gel stain, mixing dark walnut and Georgian cherry together. Read on internet where people were using this product without sanding first and that's what I tried and now I have bookcases that are really blotchy looking black in some areas. Any help of how I can fix this would be greatly appreciated!!!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: HELP! Staining Project gone Bad!

After my first coat of GF gel stain, I, too freaked out because it was really blotchy. After the second coat it looked nice. i even used the gel stain on melamine without primer. Just make sure, the first coat is properly dry before trying coat two. Mine started sliding around and coming off because it wasn't dry enough. So far, the vanity has held up really well.

Here is a link that might be useful: my previous thread

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Woodworking Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here