I want to use a gel stain (I have Varathane). I tried once before and it did not work out like the video here on the site.
My first attempt I had 2 good coats of SealCoat and it still bled into the wood.
The attempt I did this weekend was on a scrap so I did not ruin the piece I was working on. I have 2 coats of SealCoat and 2 coats of Shellac, but it still bleeds around on areas I don’t want it. I tried sanding it of, which did pretty good, but still some slight residue and I am guessing I need to go back and put on another coat of Shellac.
What am I missing? I figure with 4 coats it was not going anywhere.
Honestly, I am not sure I want to try again.