How do I remove alkyd stain from parawood

Old 06-17-07, 07:42 AM
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How do I remove alkyd stain from parawood

I am trying to remove a Benjamin Moore alkd stain from parawood. I have used two bottles of Citristrip and now three coats of Jasco varnish and stain remover. These have removed the polyurethane and gel stain, but I can't seem to get the brown alykd stain out. Help, please. I want to strip it, restain it with the gel stain, then tung oil it.

Thanks, Sally

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Old 06-18-07, 06:27 AM
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Parawood is native to South America but is grown more in Maylasia and Indonesia. In it's growth stage it is tapped for it's sap in the production of rubber. It stops producing at about 25 years of age and is then cut for furniture.

It has a density similar to maple, making it extremely durable. If you're dealing with a furniture piece, your best bet after what you've done so far is sanding. Use 120 grit or finer, or you'll wind up with scratches in the surface that will really stand out when you restain it.

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