How To Remove Behandla Wood Treatment Oil


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Old 08-14-15, 05:30 AM
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How To Remove Behandla Wood Treatment Oil

I have a kitchen island and the countertop is made of birch. It has been treated with Ikea's BEHANDLA Wood Treatment Oil. Unfortunately, my husband sprayed some "kitchen spray" on it to clean up a spill, and the spray has left unsightly stains all over. (see photo) At this point, I have tried to sand down the oil treatment to hopefully get at the stain to try and sand it away, but after a few hours, I appear to have gotten nowhere (except creating a mess of rubbery stringy pieces). Should I be stripping the treatment oil instead of sanding? I don't have any experience in this sort of thing, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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What did you use to sand it? The oil probably went deep into the wood & that's why you have blotches.
 
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Thanks for the response!
120 sandpaper. Those blotches are from the kitchen spray. (what I'm trying to remove)
 
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Did you use a sander, with the 120 sandpaper? 120 is very fine. You may have to start with something more coarse & then finish with 120. I would start with 80.
 
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I sanded by hand. Perhaps I will try with 80. Thanks! Am I correct in assuming that I won't need a thinner/stripper?
 
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I'd try scrubbing it with mineral spirits first. If you sand you likely have to apply fresh poly! When sanding with 80 grit it is very important to sand with the direction of the grain to prevent cross scratches that might be difficult to remove.
 
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I'll see if I can find some mineral spirits. Thanks for the suggestion. Could you tell me what I would do after I've scrubbed with the mineral spirits?
 
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If the mineral spirits fixes it you might need to wax the floor, if you continue to sand you'll need to repoly the floor
 
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Hmmm. Now I'm not sure what I should do. If I scrub the countertop with mineral spirits, would I not be able to sand it down some more and then retreat it with the treatment oil?
 
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Sorry, I forgot it was an oil rub finish and yes applying more oil would be the fix. I'd still try mineral spirits before doing any more sanding.
 
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Thanks so much for your suggestions. I know what I'll be doing this weekend.
 
 

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