Stripping or sanding
My front doors are solid mahogany. They were "stained" with a wipe-on poly that looks like brown deck paint. After a little weather, they look dull and dry. Another coat looks great, but still looks like brown paint and dry.
Well, the husband who insisted on this color is history and I want to do something with these doors. Given it's a poly and ostensibly a stain, should I just sand them? I admit to trying stripping them and have gouges I now do need to sand out. It came off some, but as overwhelmingly unsuccessful.
I might have answered my own question, but if there is a better way to remove this color from the doors, I'm interested.
Then, of course, I would like to find a finish that looks like old, burnished, polished wood. I'm not adverse to many coats of something (I'm patient) if necessary.
As always, thanks.