My new pine baseboards won’t get dark enough. I am using all the pre-stain recommendations. My stain is Dark Walnut, Cabot Woodstain. Please help

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  1. Regular wiping stains can't get really dark. You could try a second coat of stain after waiting 24 hours for the first coat to dry completely. This could be problematic as the second coat will mostly sit on top. Another option is to use a gel stain. Gel stain have a lot of color and can be applied thickly. Be careful with a gel stain and practice on a piece of scrape wood first.

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