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07-05-2009 07:01 PM

I would like to refinish a small coffee table (light pine), but it has a pretty obvious water mark on it from the bottom of a mug. I tried searching the forums, but couldn’t find an answer. Does anyone have a suggestion about what to do beyond sanding the heck out of it or is that my only option?
Thanks,
Jim


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#1 posted 07-05-2009 07:30 PM

What is it finished with?

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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#2 posted 07-05-2009 07:32 PM

Sorry about leaving off that important detail. It’s not. It is an inexpensive piece, which has a thin veneer, so I’m hesitant to sand it too much.
Jim

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#3 posted 07-05-2009 08:14 PM

Boy thats a tough one. So it is the wood it’s self that is stained, no finish, and its a thin veneer of light pine. Is it a stain (coffee etc) or just a darking from exposeure to water (glass ring) If it is a stain what about a bleaching agent? Don’t know if it would work but you could treat the entire top. might lighten it even more, but then you could finish it as you wish. I’m sure someone else will have better ideas.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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#4 posted 07-05-2009 08:42 PM

Listen we had this problem a few months back I gave this advice then and the recipient said it worked good and I have found it to work also. Place a piece of absorbant clean paper brown supernakrrket bag will be fine smear the area with oil and lay the bag on it go over it with a warm to hot iron keep it moving and not too hot you will see the results before your eyes use any oil really suitable for wood linseed etc etc etc try it and good luck the oil is absorbed into the wood and the heat raises the water and this is absorbed by the bag Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 07-05-2009 08:51 PM

Alistar has good advise

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#6 posted 07-05-2009 08:51 PM

Thanks. That’s exactly what I was looking for. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Jim

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#7 posted 07-05-2009 08:56 PM

See told you someone would have better ideas. Great tip Alistar.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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