Pine dinning table project (I'm new). Started to sand but need to strip?

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Forum topic by mattme posted 03-04-2015 04:03 AM 698 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-04-2015 04:03 AM

Hey all,

I’ve got a dining table that is made out of pine with some type of finish on it. I wanted to resurface it but the finish on the table keeps clogging up my sand paper as I sand. At this point I am thinking of stripping the remaining finish off of the table. Should I do this? If so what type of stripping solution should I use? Is it safe on areas that I’ve already sanded?

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#1 posted 03-04-2015 04:04 AM

More likely it was finished with lacquer. Try lacquer thinner.


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#2 posted 03-06-2015 01:43 AM

If you have sanded to bare wood in spots, you can use blue painters tape, & tape those spots off if its a worry to you. Home Depot has a stripper that comes in a tub container. Works great. Like any strip job, there is always going to be some labor involved.

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#3 posted 03-06-2015 01:47 AM

Stripper shouldn’t hurt the wood. Just wipe the wood down with mineral spirits when done to get any residue off.

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#4 posted 03-06-2015 01:52 AM

What grit and what brand of sandpaper are you using?

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