Coffee Table #1: Crayon Removal

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Blog entry by Doug4 posted 12-03-2012 02:31 AM 886 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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What is the best way to lift/remove black crayon from fresh, untreated pine before the final sand / stain , etc. My daughter wrote on the finished side of my coffee table top (my fault). Any recommendations / expertise would be greatly appreciated. The table is 80 %; pictures are soon to follow.

Thank you.


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#1 posted 12-03-2012 02:56 AM

If you have a hand plane, a very light pass will take it right off. Crayon is not that different from the material used in grease pencils, which are often used to mark surfaces for levelling, etc.

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#2 posted 12-03-2012 05:43 AM

Sanding will remove it. Card scraper too.

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