Here's how it looked after the first coat:
Again, the stain I used was Minwax Gel Stain. I applied one coat, then let it dry for five days. I applied it pretty heavily, so that there would be enough thickness to withstand a light sanding without penetrating the epoxy and marring the stain.
I let the epoxy cure for about 2 days, then sanded it lightly, and cleaned the surface with a small amount of denatured alcohol.
Then, I applied a second coat. Once again, I applied it pretty heavily with a foam brush. Once that cured, I sanded it a little more aggressively to even out the surface, making sure not to sand all the way through the epoxy. I'm currently in the process of sanding the rest of the frame, in preparation for the third coat of epoxy.
|Sanding the second coat|