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Never had a problem when I've used a wood conditioner and then stained birch. I've been asked to look at problem jobs as described in and around my area and what I have noticed the majority of the time was that too much time had passed between the actual conditioning and the staining. By the time they get towards the end of the staining, they've exceeded the re-coat/stain time window. If you stay within the recommended time-lines on the directions you shouldn't run into problems.