I'm using these dyes http://www.lmii.com/products/finishing/dyes/aniline-dyes-water-soluble This is my second attempt of trying to do a burst with dye. One of the issue I'm running into is that I can't get the grain to pop. The other issue is when I sand back the dye the maple stains and looks dirty. Here's a picture the amber is a little too dark, but I can make it lighter. You can see the blotchy of when I sanded the first coat back I prepped the top 220 and then went to 320. I used Naphtha to clean the top. I then applied the dye and let it dry overnight. I then sanded the first coat, but the grain didn't pop. Before I go back to a solid color any suggestions out there. Here it is before applying the dye I followed the instruction from a lot of YouTube videos. Here's a few that I watch a few times.