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nate22

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839 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: table stain refinishing

Hey lumberjocks my wifes grandma has a spot on her table that needs to be fixed. My wifes grandma was doing her nails at her kitchen table which she probably shouldn’t have done anyways but she got some polish on the tablecloth and it went though her tablecloth and left a couple of spots on her table. Now it won’t come out. What can she do to remove the spots. Is there anything that she can use without sanding it and refinishing it. That and she will probably ask me to do it for her. Yea!!!! not. So any help would be appriciated.

thanks nate

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joebloe

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#1 posted 839 days ago

You could try goo gone or a grafitti remover,but I would try it in a unseen place to see if it hurts the finish.I have used both of whese to remove magic marker on painted surfaces

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 838 days ago

I’m thinking that it probably attacked the finish on the table and softened it . Fingernail polish has acetone in it and that is a strong solvent. You might need to leave the table cloth on it or have to sand out the area and refinish it. I have a stepdaughter that let her kids do their fingernail polishing on the oak kitchen table and it all needs to be sanded to bare wood and refinished. It ate up the finish on the table.

Without seeing it, I could not say for sure how bad it is…............Jim

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#3 posted 838 days ago

try this, if its just a case of missing finish, clean it with some nahptha, to be sure no wax or other contaminates are present, then get a spray can of deft lacquer in the sheen you need, ( satin, semi gloss or gloss) , and spray the area, do about 3 or 4 coats, then light sand to level with some 600 or finer, then another coat, when its dry buff it with a brown paper bag or craft paper, to level the over spray. when you spray it you want to always increase the area, this way the thin lacquer will melt the previous over spray in, , good luck

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PurpLev

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#4 posted 838 days ago

Charles- thanks for the reply – this was a very enlightening and educational piece of advice. going to keep this one for future reference.

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