My neighbors accidentally spilled the liquid from one of those plug-in room scent things, and it basically stripped some of the finish off the table. It almost seems like it took some of the color out of the wood as well. It definitely ate thru the topcoat.
I have not ever finished a dining room table so I am not familiar with what may have been used on this one. When I tested putting a bit of the General Finishes High Performance water-based polyurethane on it, the effect was not really noticeable. It seems like I may need to try staining it a bit darker or using some other type of clear coat to come close to matching the original finish. Can some of you finishing gurus offer suggestions? Thankfully, they just want it close and don’t expect it to be a perfect match. However, I’m a perfectionist so I want it to almost not be noticeable. Thanks for your suggestions.
-- Jsquared, Texas