Before reading this post it might be in your best interest to brush up on your renozilla avoidance techniques... things might get a little scary around here!
So, as you might remember, it was a little over a week ago that I shared my progress on the dining room table transformation. Things were going quite slowly, but pretty smoothly. I felt like I was on the home stretch in the process of restaining my table to a deep, rich tone. Well, I'm back with an update, but it's not such a good one...
After a few more hours sanding on Saturday, I felt like it was finally time to whip out the stain. I reread all of my Googled tutorials on staining, gathered my materials, and excitedly started to spread the dark stain on the table. After waiting a good 20ish minutes to let the stain soak in, I came back to wipe the stuff off and see my beautiful finished product... what I saw was less dark and rich and more black and yellow zebra. The stain had soaked into certain parts more than others and the yellow unfinished portion was peeking out in far too many places.
Not only was the color's look all wrong, but there were multiple swirl marks from the sander. It was just B-A-D.
The renozilla wasn't happy. After half an hour of brainstorming possible fixes, moving the table into the dining room, and getting a disapproving look from Nate,
What went wrong?
1. I probably let it sit too long (especially because it was a warm, sunny day).
2. I didn't use any sort of wood conditioner that would have helped some of the blotchy spots.
4. I might have been trying to go too dark. *I went out and bought a lighter tone for the next round.
Please, be honest, anyone have any visits from a renozilla recently?