Ok, I am new to this forum and not a professional by any means. I just stained our mahogany porch with Australian Timber oil and it looks great. However, there are a few problems. 1. Part of the boards look way too dark and dull whereas the other boards are rich in color. 2. There are sticky and shiny patches. I do have mineral spirits and paint thinner I can try. I applied the stain with a lambswool applicator. I tried to really rub it in, however, it was hard because the applicator was so large (on a pole). The porch was prepped well. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.