Oak Table with raised water spots

Old 03-13-05, 08:02 PM
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Oak Table with raised water spots

I have an oak dining table with raised water spots - approx. 10-12 areas. Can I sand these areas down in order to once again have a smooth top and then refinish? The fear is that I will sand through the laminate.

Table was bought in 2001.
Old 03-14-05, 04:48 AM
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If you can at least get the finish off, use oxycilic acid on it and that will remove the black water/moisture areas.
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Once you strip the top and neutralize it, you may find the definition of the raised spots has gone. This will create a stable, uniform environment for the top. Then you can proceed to sand as needed prior to staining and refinishing.

The oxalic acid will help remove the black stains from the wood. You will need to treat the entire top with it as a last step to achieve more uniformity to the color of the top.

Hope this helps.

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