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Re: How to remove unusual stain on table..Help ple

Posted By: James Schooley (0-2pool241-154.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 3/30/4 02:00

In Response To: How to remove unusual stain on table..Help please (Jessica)

What you describe sounds very bleek. Try some 1000 grit wet/dry sand paper and paint thinner. Wet the area with the paint thinner and then lightly sand in the direction of the grain. Start on one side of the spot and work off the edge for half a minute, using a pad sander. Wipe away the waste and observe if any improvement has taken place. Once you have seen a definate improvment you will have to judge weather or not you have enough thickness in the finish to remove all the stain from the finish, without burning through to the wood. If you are so lucky you can proceed over the whole area. Once you have removed the stain you will need to polish the sheen along with the leaves to match over all. Some finishes are low sheen and 0000 steel wool will work. Others with more shine can be repaired with a cream polish such as Howard's sells. I usually use a pumice for semigloss and rhottenstone for gloss. These are polishing powders and must be mixed with a liquid like paraffin oil to do the job. And a job it is, most furniture repair shops charge for four hours or more to do these repairs, good luck.

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