We just replaced the pine floor on the porch of our 100 year old house. We tried one water borne stain and it did not take well. I have since heard that stain does not take well on pine due to the pine tar. Is that true? Also, does anyone have a stain recommendation? By the way, I live in New Jersey (not sure if climate is relevant).

I have heard that water borne is the way to go because it has lower VOC and that overtime oil stains can grow mold. Also is this true?

Thanks for the advice!