How to Remove Wood Oil Finish from Wood Furniture How to Remove Wood Oil Finish from Wood Furniture
Wood oil finish is great as a varnish, but if you are planning to remove it, it can be difficult.
Step 1 – Using Turpentine
With a rag, rub turpentine over the surface of the wood. You want to make sure the floors are completely covered with a cloth in order to protect them from the turpentine spills and drips.
Step 2 – Sanding
You want to sand the wood’s surface with steel wool. Make sure to have plenty of steel wool pads because the oil can ball up inside the steel.
Step 3 – Wiping
Now you can wipe off the wood oil with a clean rag. Keep using a clean rag until the entire surface is wiped down. Repeating sanding with the steel wools and continue to wipe with a rag until all of the oil is removed.
Step 4 – Sanding with Light-Grain Sandpaper
Once the oil is cured, you can sand the wood’s surface with sandpaper.
Step 5 – Wiping
Wipe the entire surface of the wood using a clean rag.
Step 6 – Sanding
You will want to sand down to the wood. Alternate sanding and wiping with a clean rag. Be sure to sand all the way down to the wood to remove all of the oil.