repairing finish spotted with nail polish remover
Dear daughter used nail polish remover while sitting on my craftsman-style sofa, and the bottle dissolved rings in the finish on the flat arm (2 rings and some spots toward the back). I did not make this piece so don't know what the finish is. It's about 5 years old. I have done lots of refinishing with chemicals but never part of a piece: not sure I could keep the solution within bounds. I could sand down the top surface of the arm to bare wood, stain, then varnish: but is there a better way of just removing the rings? The stain looks OK, from what I can tell: just the varnish is dissolved and re-hardened all ridgy and crinkley.