I am attempting to give my anschutz .22 an oil finish (first time I've done this), and I am a little stuck. Scraped all the varnish off and have sanded to a smooth finish using wet & dry.
The wood underneath has a nicely patterned grain but the colour of the stock is almost white. The kit I have then instructed me to stain the wood using a water based walnut stain. The stock has now had 3 coats & is now the colour of a rich tea biscuit.
My aim is to end up with a nice dark reddish brown when the stock's finished. Do I have to get the right darkness at this stage, using the stain, or does the red alkanut oil which is the next stage stain it down to a dark brown?
I just don't know whether to continue with the walnut stain until a dark brown is reached.
What should I do???
Thanks in anticipation.