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Forum topic by Andrewst posted 03-29-2016 02:58 PM 312 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Andrewst

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03-29-2016 02:58 PM

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Hello all,
I have been re doing a lot of my furniture and I have a question about spindles. I have a side table with spindles as the legs. What do you guys suggest to help get the stain off? I have been trying and it has been a big pain. Is there any tricks anyone could help me with? I have been using stipper and it is hard to get the stain off and bring it down to wood.

Thanks,

Andrew

-- Andrew, Home Hobbyist, Canada


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#1 posted 03-30-2016 03:13 PM

Stripper is not effective at removing stain. It will remove color that is in the finish itself, but dye or pigment stains applied to bare wood will mostly remain. Chlorine bleach may remove dye stains, but is less effective for pigment stains. Those usually have to be scraped or sanded off.

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#2 posted 03-30-2016 03:23 PM



Stripper is not effective at removing stain. It will remove color that is in the finish itself, but dye or pigment stains applied to bare wood will mostly remain. Chlorine bleach may remove dye stains, but is less effective for pigment stains. Those usually have to be scraped or sanded off.

- AlanHollar

So does the pigments have to be completely sanded off for it not to show in the stain? What if the stain is darker. Do you have any advice how to get in the cracks between the decorations on the dowel.

-- Andrew, Home Hobbyist, Canada

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#3 posted 04-02-2016 05:51 PM

This is what I am dealing with. Like do I have to sand it down even more or is my first picture enough. It is a pain in the butt but I want to see how well it turns out!

-- Andrew, Home Hobbyist, Canada

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