Sanding Dining Table

Reply

  #1  
Old 03-31-14, 12:56 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 8
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Sanding Dining Table

My dining room table met up with a kids science experiment and now I need to re-stain the table. I want it to match the previous color so I started sanding the leaf insert so that I can test stains on it to find one that matches.

So here is my question, in sanding the leaf insert, the direction of the wood is different under the stain that what was on top. You can see in the picture what I mean.

I thought this was a solid piece of oak, but did I sand off a layer of veneer or something? Have I made a horrible mistake?

Thanks for your help!
 
Attached Images  
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 03-31-14, 01:43 PM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 46,186
Received 132 Votes on 118 Posts
It looks like you sanded thru a very thin veneer

What exactly did the kids do? there might be another way to salvage the top.
 
  #3  
Old 04-01-14, 08:27 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 8
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Thanks!

Thanks for the reply. They made a homemade form of modeling clay (playdoh) and I don't know what ingredients they used but it was left on the table and it took the paint right off.

I've attached a picture of the damaged area.

Name:  table2.jpg
Views: 354
Size:  41.0 KB
 
  #4  
Old 04-01-14, 11:40 AM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 23,361
Received 223 Votes on 206 Posts
It amazes me that your kids were playing with something that caustic with their bare hands! That's amazing.

The clay did such a good job of stripping the table I think I'd get more of it and strip the whole table with it. LOL Once the finish is off you would lightly sand it. What kind of sander and grit were you using, anyway?
 
  #5  
Old 04-01-14, 02:21 PM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 46,186
Received 132 Votes on 118 Posts
I don't know much about playdough but I think I'd try scrubbing it with paint thinner and see what it does. I'd start with mineral spirits or naptha and progress to a hotter thinner like lacquer thinner if it needs something stronger.
 
  #6  
Old 04-14-14, 05:18 AM
Member
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 1
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I agree with marksr, I would also try scrubbing with a paint thinner too. Good luck!
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: