Good morning stick makers. I am working on a maple staff for my American Robin and am looking to tint/stain it. In the past I have had problems with maple and oil based stains. The maple gets overly blotchy with a straight oil stain. I have used acrylic antiquing medium with good success on pine which has similar characteristics accepting oil stains. Looking to try a different approach with this maple staff.
Yesterday I picked up a bottle of DecoArt Americana gel stain at the hobby store. Was wondering if any of you stick makers out there have used this stuff or something similar. It appears to be a water born acrylic product.