redoing a coffee table

shelendeOctober 9, 2012

I purchased a pine two drawer coffee table at a garage sale on Sat. for $1.00. It is a honey colored table but the top and the legs are in a very scratched condition. Should I remove all the finish and restain using Polyshades miniwax after I sand the top? Is removing the finish all over an awful job that will take forever? Should I maybe just refinish the top and paint the bottom.

All the wood furniture in the den is dark so I what do you suggest is a good color to stain the coffee table that is not black but yet dark. Is poly shades the best stain for this purpose? You can see I have never done this before and any advice would be appreciated.

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graywings123

You might want to do some reading on the Woodworking forum and see what they are recommending to people who are refinishing.

IMO, removing finish is a lot of work. Minwax Polyshades can be put on a surface without first removing the existing finish. But lots of people on GardenWeb don't like it.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 1:36PM
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