stripping mahogany

Old 02-28-01, 05:54 PM
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Thank you for your quick reply. I have another question. Do you think it is possible to strip and sand the mahogany bedroom set (it is dark and glossy) and get it down to a lighter wood color?
Old 02-28-01, 06:47 PM
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It's entirely possible, but you'll almost certainly need to bleach it.

After you've stripped the piece, wipe it down with a rag wet with lacquer thinner. The color of the wood while it's wet is very close to the color you'll get if you apply a clear finish at this point.

If you want to get it lighter, a 2 part bleach, available at most home centers and paint stores is the answer. Read and follow the directions carefully - you may have to make more than one application.

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