Hey Exports. I'm working on rebuilding a 1950's wooden runabout barn find. I replaced many of the screws and bungs and would like to stain the whole boat a pretty similar color to the original wood to hide some of the bungs/repairs etc. The wood definitely needs some penetrating epoxy to sure things up but I don't want the stain to prevent it from penetrating. Is it ok to stain before the penetrating epoxy? And if so what kind of stain should I be using or is there another way to achieve this?

Thanks in advanced for your help.

Mark