I have been using Lockwood's brand water soluble dyes for about eight months. We have a standard set of stain colors and we also do some custom work as needed. The stain looks great when it is stained across a large panel, but when you look very closely at a small section you can see pores of the wood that did not take the stain. Does anyone have any recommendations on another brand? I would like to stay with water.
From contributor R:
How are you applying the water stains? Oak especially can show the lack of stain in the pores but I find that moving the stain around with a sponge usually gets some color into them. Iíve had pretty good results by spraying and or rolling the stain on and then sponging it, and finally removing the excess with paper towels.