Damaged kitchen island surface

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Forum topic by EggMan posted 03-30-2014 07:59 PM 820 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-30-2014 07:59 PM

Hey everyone. I am wondering what to do with this. I am borrowing this kitchen island from a friend because he doesn’t use it and it fits well in our kitchen.
Well, my mother was over and set hot potatoes on it. As you can sort of see on one of the pics, it ended up making several white stains on the surface. The top is surprisingly soft and as a result it has quite a few small dents too, looks like from things like the bottom of beer bottles or other glass. We are moving and going to be returning the island to the owners and I want to fix it up to original condition.

Wondering how to fix this. I am not opposed to sanding and refinishing. But just want to do it right and have it turn out well.

What do you all suggest


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#1 posted 03-31-2014 04:23 AM

Very soft? Is it a food safe surface, like oil and bees wax?

Identify the finish before refinishing, and or check with the owner on what type of finish to replace this damaged one with.

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#2 posted 03-31-2014 05:42 AM

I cannot believe you “borrowed” a countertop!!!

The world around me never ceases to amaze me.

I think it’s Behlens who flogs a “white spot remover” if indeed that’s what yu got.

It bugs me trying to imagine where and WHY your original top is MIA


-- Real_cowtown_eric

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#3 posted 03-31-2014 10:00 AM

Thanks guys, I’ll check with the owner about finish he would like.

And Eric, this is an island, not just a counter top. It would be strange to borrow a counter top, but I’m sure I’ve done stranger things already this morning.


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#4 posted 03-31-2014 02:11 PM

The Behlen’s Blush Eraser is specifically for use on lacquer finishes. It works quite well on moisture trapped in lacquer but would not work on other finishes.


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#5 posted 03-31-2014 02:27 PM

Is this something your friend built or bought? I recently re-used a edge-grain countertop from my parents’ kitchen remodel. On the underside of the top was the manufacturers stamp. You may check there and see if you’re lucky enough to find one. Then you could contact the manufacturer for information.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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