Refinishing Hard Rock Maple
I am contemplating a purchase of 2 pieces of furniture (for resale in my booth at the antique mall). One is a butler chest of drawers and the other is a vanity with mirror.
The vanity has some "bleached out" spots on top. the lady I'm buying them from said she was told that hard rock maple was very hard to refinish, that the color doesn't stick well (paraphrased).
It appears that these will require some light sanding to get rid of superficial surface scratches and maybe that will be enough as well for the bleached out areas..
Any suggestions? I would not attempt to darken these to any major degree, just simply to restore them back to their original color. She tried RAF on them but it didn't do anything. I think they look pretty good in these pics, but she sent me some close ups of the vanity top and it's pretty noticeable, and the tops of both are pretty scratched up/dinged up, but no major damage structurally.