Spunjin Posted December 15, 2014 Report Share Posted December 15, 2014 I have not experienced this until now. I have used GF Dye Stain before on several different projects involving different materials and the same methods prior to staining and finishing. I have used different finishes as well and never had an issue until now. I am refinishing my kitchen table top, it is a pine laminated top from IKEA that I purchased 7 years ago used before my wife and I got married. Now that we have 3 kids the top is scratched and dented so it was time to refinish it. I sanded through the grits to 220 and sealed with Bullseye SealCoat to control the blotching. Then I wiped on GF Light Brown Dye Stain and let it dry. When I went to seal the stain with shellac, the stain lifted right off the surface. Again, I have done this many times when staining and finishing my shop cabinets and refinishing a coffee table for a client. What changed? I don't get it. I restained and waited over night before applying shellac again thinking the stain didn't have enough time to bind. This time I sprayed the shellac. No problems until I put on a slightly heavier coat and then shellac lifted the stain up once again. How frustrating. Anyone have an experience like this with the dye stain? Is there a way to prevent this from happening in the future? Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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