Finish repair?


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Old 06-07-22, 01:40 PM
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Finish repair?

Hello, can anyone tell me what I can do to repair the finish on this cabinet? Its fairly new and I sat one of those plug in air fresheners on it, not realizing it could leak, well it did and when I wiped it off, it took the dark colored finish off. Thanks, Rob


 
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Old 06-07-22, 02:53 PM
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Simply put, sand it down, re-stain and re-top coat.

I'd say just do the one board but chances are very good it wont match!
 
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Welcome to the forums!

Is it solid wood or a veneer?
If you get the stain right, refinishing just one board should be acceptable.
 
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Old 06-13-22, 06:11 PM
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Hey and thank you, they said it was real wood when we bought it but it, like alot of furniture these days feels kinda like plastic to me.
 
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Veneer is technically real wood but it's very thin and therefore easy to punch through with sanding.
 
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If you pull the drawer out what does the underside of the top look like? If it corresponds with the top the odds are it's solid wood. If it's different [not counting finish] the odds are it's a veneer.

Technically, particle board covered with a veneer is all wood - sawdust and glue is still wood, sad that you can't always trust what a salesperson says
 
 

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