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Blotchy stain job

You didn't say what the wood was. Pine is notoriously prone to absorbing stain unevenly; degree of sanding can affect absorption in all woods. You may be looking at sanding it all down again to remove ...
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Front Wooden Porch - Resand All, Just Restain, or Combo of Both

That is a beautiful porch! Nothing beats a tongue and groove wood porch for appearance, but sun and rain are hard on a wood floor. Your porch appears to be fairly new, well-made, and finished with ...
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Front Wooden Porch - Resand All, Just Restain, or Combo of Both

Sealant prevents stain from soaking into wood, so sanding is always required in my experience. As far as how much sanding, most of those look really good and I'd try sanding only the exposed boards ...
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What stain would match my paneling?

Your best bet is to take your filler, spread out some dabs on a piece of scrap wood, and let it dry. Then get your best guess stain color and apply it to one of the dabs. If it's too light, try ...
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What stain would match my paneling?

It's faux-oak, but specifically faux-oak with some sort of "pale" (perhaps "blonde" "pickled" or "bleached") faux-finish.
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