Return to the Paint Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
redoing a coffee table

Posted by shelly2 (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 9, 12 at 10:01

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.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: redoing a coffee table

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.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Paint Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here