I'm adding some simple pine trim to an area of my home. I have my pieces cut and fitted now I'm ready to stain them to match some cabinets. I'm using some Min wax wood finish. I cut myself a few "samples" of the trim to try my finish on in order to make sure it matched the excising stained cabinets. When I apply the stain I get this double shade of colors. The wood trim is not spliced or pieced together....this is just weird. My question is if I applied some wood sealer...would it stain more evenly?
Photo is of the samples pieces. One stained and the other not. These were cut from the same trim board. You can see how the stained piece on the right is taking the stain in two different ways. Why?