I wood stained the frame around my garage door some years ago (soft wood) and tried to give it an extra coat or two after wear and tear years. I rubbed the stain down lightly and it started peeling off. I removed all that I could, (also using an electric sander), wiped it down with white spirit and restained, not in the sunshine. The old remaining stain showed through darkly and it bubbled badly. I rubbed it down again, stained again and it bubbled again with the old remaining stain showing through in a darker colour, bubbling. I have now resorted to paint remover to get rid of it all but the bare wood is still uneven in colour. Can anyone please advise me how I can stain without it bubbling or shall I just get rid of the stain and paint? Any help would be very gratefully received, I am going mad with it.