I have to give props to my husband who introduced me to a wood conditioner. When he mentioned using a wood conditioner on a pending furniture stain project I *sighed.* The *sigh* heard around the house with the thought, “Why would I want to create more work… it’s just stain?” And, I have a short attention span when it comes to following directions.
But he already had a can of conditioner in the garage so I decided I would try it on my new entryway bench. I didn’t mess with a paint brush. I used a cotton rag to apply and covered the table’s surface and the legs. It took less than a commercial break. This pre-stain wood conditioner is like moisturizer for your unfinished wood projects.
The wood conditioner goes on like butter and dries quickly. It also made staining a breeze with the conditioner prepping the wood prior to the stain. Like the can says it prepares wood for staining and prevents blotchiness. I think it’s a time saver on the back end of a stain project because the stain covers so easily. And, true to the product’s description (or any other brand) it gave the stain a consistent finish. It’s like applying a facial moisturizer before foundation. It’s all about the prep work. I love the wood conditioner and plan to use it for all future stain related projects.
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