We are trying to stain pine trim pieces that have heavily routed grooves and also rosettes for the corners. The trim is looking zebra-like with dark-light-dark light patches. The rosettes have circular routings which are taking the stain in many different ways so they look like many variances of color/finish.
Can anything be done to fix the stain on the existing pieces, or do we need to buy new pieces?
How can I sand these pieces without damaging the routing lines?