Removal of grease on a wood door HELP


Old 08-25-11, 02:31 PM
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Removal of grease on a wood door HELP

I foolishy allowed my wife to give me a method of removing grease from a wood door we recently installed in our basement. I used Skin so Soft and it removed the black portion of the grease but left an oily spot. I have tried Fantastic and lastly alcohol to remove it but with only limited success. Is there any satisfactory way to remove the oily spot on the door. I plan to stain it and then put clear varnish on it. Any help would be appreciated. Does anyone think the stain would cover up the greasy spot sufficiently to not be noticed.

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Old 08-25-11, 03:55 PM
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More than likely the oil slick will affect the look of the stain. Denatured alcohol should remove it, paint thinner might also work. What happens if you sand that area? Always sand with the direction of the grain! cross sanding will result in ugly scratches in the stain

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