I’m jumping the gun a little on this one but I just couldn’t hold out on it.
If you remember I did a post on this topic a few months ago, I was very excited about my discovery then and I’m even more excited about it now. I have discovered something that actually works, even though I have only tried it on Pine I strongly believe this will work on other timbers that are prone to blotch.
I have made 2 videos on this topic and have demonstrated the steps I took to produce a blotch free stain and have made a comparative look between Minwax oil based against my own version.
I hope you find these videos most informative and helpful but before you watch these videos take a look at the samples and see for yourselves just how well this works.
The stain above I used oak. Now have a look at the bottom pics. The one on the left is my homemade brew and the one on the right is Minwax oil based stain.
As you can see the picture on the left shows no blotch, while the picture on the right shows heavy blotching. What’s more remarkable is how the end grain on the left shows a uniform colour, while the minwax version shows a typical dark burnt like effect.
I usually don’t like to talk on camera because of the little amount of work I actually get done. However, I made this exception for you today as I didn’t rehearse this and wasn’t sure if it was actually going to work with dry non resinous timber. So I wanted all of us to find out together if it passe or failed.
Let me know what you think.