I am working on wooden handrails.
I have stained them, but then my GF decided she wanted them joined together. So I used a zipbolt to join them, and then sanded down the transition.
However after I applied new stain just to transition, there are visible lines and colour differences where the two ends meet.
How do I fix them without sanding down the whole rail and staining it again?
I have used water based stain as the wood is beech and nothing else. The connection is made with zip bolt and sanded down so it is smooth.