Bleaching wood and then staining
July 18, 2022 | 10:12 pm CDT
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Hi there!

I have been working of a piece of Fir live edge and ran into an issue with blotchy whitewash bleeding through darker stain. I believe this is because of inconsistent white wash application and the dark stain I ended hating the color.

I stripped all the stain with citristrip and now I’m left with a yellowish tint on certain areas.

Would bleaching the wood and then going in with minwax gel stain on walnut give me the desired look I’m attempting (photo attached).

I have attached my stain fail as well.

Thank you!