As some of you are aware we have developed a blotch control , wildest stuff you ever seen, it is water based , nontoxic , totally safe , no chemicals , just don’t let it freeze , and as soon as packaging arrives we are going to release it , its is designed to work under primarily water base dyes and stains , it doesn’t help botching it fixes it , simply put.
we have worked with the mix to be sure it is correct , so as to eliminate guess-work , the way it works the best is using two coats , the first coat will seal and raise the grain , then you scuff it smooth apply another coat then a light scuff and your ready , the reason for 2 coats is simple , a blotch control has to be even and equal throughout , it has to equalize the surface , but as with any product, water or solvent , the first coat of anything is going to raise the fiber , and it has to be smoothed down, in the case of a blotch control ,you stand the chance of cutting thru the film, and if so its going to dye/stain differently and most likely blotch , so 2 coats we get the smooth surface as well as the proper surface , the biggest thing with this product is it preps the surface , and since it will actually take a dye or stain, the loss of color is far less than any other product , I can apply it to cherry that has sapwood , and when I color it , the sap is gone , sometimes you may need to lightly wipe a second coat on the actual sap, but it colors evenly and equally , I had Big Bob do some testing for me as well on some hard maple, as well as some aspen , and in case you don’t know , these are 2 of the worst , I even used it on some yellow pine plywood , which you can’t hardly paint that stuff, I used 3 coats on it , and then used a strong dye on it … color was perfectly even , Bob said he did some maple with a big green heart streak and it came out even as well, Today I’m trying it on some green/white poplar , It also fixes another big issue , solid wood and plywood combinations , they never color the same , a couple of coats of this stuff and they do , because all the surfaces are equal , it just flat a** works, .
the draw back I have found , is if you don’t let it dry thoroughly , and you really soak it and keep wiping you can dissolve it some ,I have also found that some dyes/stains , when you try to wipe a topcoat , if all is not totally dry you can try to pull color off , but this is true with any blotch control, and it seems red tones are the worst, even in the same manufactures , it has to do with the burn in, or bite the different colors have , I have seen this in almost all water base products , even on raw wood , but if you give it a very light coat of shellac ( spray can so as not to disturb the color) , the issue is resolved, the pigments are locked down , but again it allows you to do what could only be done in a sprayed environment , prior , testing has also shown it works under oil base as well , we have tested it under alcohol dyes , the only think it doesn’t work on well is the thin oil base box store stains .
The basic instructions will be , apply , let dry , 1 hour, scuff, reapply let dry 4 to 6 hours , then proceed , bout as simple as it gets … looking forward to getting this out there , it fixes one of the biggest issues in finishing today , it will open up a whole new world for the home based folks , I am excited .. will let you know when its ready to go
time to go smear and wipe some more stuff later y’all