refinishing table

Old 01-14-07, 04:46 PM
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refinishing table

I want to refinish an (I think) oak table with stain included oil based polyurethane. Some of the finish is OK. Can I just sand the marred parts down to bare wood but leave the ok parts -sanding them just enough for the new coat(s) of polyurethane to adhere?
Old 01-14-07, 06:08 PM
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I assume you intend to use minwax polyshades/tinted poly?

For tinted poly to work well the surface needs to be fairly uniform. If some of the wood is sealed and some raw, the raw wood will tend to soak up more color and may show. I'd either strip the whole top or fix the raw areas with stain and sealer first.
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I agree with marksr, you will probably need to refinish the entire top to get a good result. I would lightly sand the entire surface and re-stain and finish with poly. I have had really good results with Minwax wipe on poly. It is much easier to apply and you don't have to contend with brush strokes marks etc.

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