Removing stain between 2 wood joints

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Blog entry by woodengaragedoorguy posted 371 days ago 595 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I currently use Sikkens Cetol Plus stains on my wood doors and sometimes if there is a scratch or if a dent appears from mishandling I will strip the affected board. Ex. When this horizontal board is in between 2 vertical boards I want to strip the stain off, lightly sand and apply new finish. I currently just sand the stain off but I get the swoop marks at the end of the horizontal which doesn’t allow it to look the best and makes the surface lower than the vertical boards. Does anyone recommend a certain stripper or method to remove the stain on the horizontal board that would help minimize sanding which would thus give me a better end result on the mating joints? I hate seeing the dip where they meet, it looks terrible. Thank you very much for any thoughts.

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#1 posted 371 days ago

If you want a good finish that matches the rest of the door you should remove it from the entire door, other wise you will see the dips, etc.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#2 posted 371 days ago

A photo might help?

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 371 days ago

Scrap it off?

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