Old English left a glossy spot on my wood furniture, help!

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Old 10-04-12, 10:15 AM
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Old English left a glossy spot on my wood furniture, help!

So this morning I applied some of my dark Old English to my nightstand to hide a small scratch. It seemed to help but now to the side it looks like part of the old english it now very shiny (high gloss) while the rest has dulled/absorbed into the wood. Can I just give this time to do the same or must I buff it out somehow?

Just trying to have it all look the same at this point
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I'd try removing the excess 'old english' with a rag damp with paint thinner and then wax/polish it.
 
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I had to leave for work so it will be there for a good 8hours. Is this still recoverable?
 
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Other than maybe needing a little bit of elbow grease, waiting shouldn't be any problem.
 
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Was there any finish on the wood already?
 
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No. I mean it was exactly how it was purchased from the furniture store. It def is very scratch prone (aka cheap) so it doesnt take much to put even light scratches

But no there should be no other finish on it
 
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OK, but it's not raw wood, it does have a finish on it was what I was looking to know. Yep, go with Mark's idea.
 
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I really cant seem to get this to come out in camera. But in the middle of the nightstand its MUCH glossier than the rest. Before doing anythign with mineral spirits I just tried to buff it with a cotton tshirt and actually spread the glossiness more. Does that tell us anything about this?

Also dumb Q but paint thinner vs mineral spirits... does it matter?

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Better pics. The bright white area is the relfection of my light but look right next to it, the wood looks super shiny too

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paint thinner vs mineral spirits... does it matter?
No, they are almost the same. Even gas or lighter fluid will work. You don't want to use much, just enough to make the rag damp.
 
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good deal, the paint thinner seems to have worked. What would you suggest i apply next? I have a gardsman polish spray, pledge, or I read something about turtle wax?
 
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I'd use either furniture polish or wood floor wax. I don't know if automotive wax works on wood finishes.
 
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Turtle wax is a polish and has a fine abrasive in it. You need to really buff it for it to bring of the shine and not leave tiny scratches behind. I won't not use any polishing compounds on this finish because it is going to be too thin. You are likely to rub the finish right off. If you want to wax your furniture, go get a paste wax by Minwax or Butcher's wax.
 
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