What's the best way to apply stain to wood?
I'm going to be using an ebony stain. I'd like it to be really glossy and smooth.
Use a wood, prestain conditioner. Minwax makes a good conditioner. This will make the wood accept the stain evenly, with no streaks.
Use the wood stainer paint stuff it works really well.
wipe it on with a rag..but then you'll need a varnish over top, after it dries to get a gloss finish..i brush that on..sand between coats and intend to apply 3 coats for the best finish..