Hey all – new to this forum and need some help troubleshooting. Thanks in advance.
I just stained a 5/4 ash desk top with General Finishes Spiced Walnut (oil-based) stain, and am observing some noticeable streaking. See photo for reference.
Procedure I followed:
– Sanded with 80-,120-, 150- grit with random orbital sander
– Sanded with grain, slowly, one board at a time
– wiped with damp cloth between coats
– applied stain with brush, wiped off excess after applying (with the grain, one board at a time)
I observed the streaks immediately after wiping excess stain off. I was hoping it would fade after drying, but it is still very noticeable.
Any ideas on potential root cause? Any instructions on how to mitigate?