Answer for Stain and Varnish Cabinets

My friend I believe the prep before the stain was not properly done. That is why the varnish is removing the stain from the surface. Try to strip down complete one cabinet door and restain, you will see the difference.

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Answer for Stain and Varnish Cabinets

A couple possible causes; the 3 coats of stain reacting with the varnish or high humidity during varnishing. Most likely a combination of the two. Cheap varnish will also cause problems. Stain should only be applied as one coat. If the color intensity isn't enough then a different stain should be used, gel stain or wood dye. Always test a stain on a scrape piece of wood before committing to an entire project.

You need to carefully sand the white areas to remove the affected varnish. Re-varnish to seal. If there are too many areas then a full strip and refinish will be needed.

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