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Forum topic by Saucerito posted 02-27-2016 10:05 PM 475 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Saucerito

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02-27-2016 10:05 PM

Hi,

I recently finished staining a red oak table top. Oddly it came out lighter than the bottom (which came out perfect) so I’ll be restaining (probably re sanding with a lower grit as well). A bigger problem is that there were a few inconsistencies that can be seen in the following picture.

I believe the line that runs the width of the top near the edge was caused by oil on the pipe clamp it had been sitting on. Is there a way to get rid of this?


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#1 posted 02-27-2016 10:23 PM

Maybe acetone?

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#2 posted 02-28-2016 02:54 AM

I believe that Bob has the only possible solution, beyond maybe oiling the rest of the board, which is probably not an answer to want to see.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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Saucerito

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#3 posted 02-28-2016 03:06 AM

Would the top have to be sanded down completely to bare wood? How would I apply the acetone? With a rag and just let it evaporate?

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#4 posted 02-28-2016 03:18 AM

My guess is you are going to have to sand it all back to bare wood to get satisfactory results.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#5 posted 02-28-2016 04:57 AM

FYI. I determined that I sanded the wood with dull 150 sandpaper before staining. The surface is almost polished and shiny. This is why the color came out so much lighter than I was going for. I’ll be resanding with new, sharp paper to get a darker color with the stain.

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#6 posted 02-29-2016 06:16 PM

So I sanded through what I feel was an oil stain and was able to get rid of it. The other lines in that photo were stain lines from me applying the stain in sections.

Here is the original top with stain on the “burnished” surface.

Here is the newly stained top after sanding and restaining.

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#7 posted 02-29-2016 07:11 PM

Great that you were able to save it!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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