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Oil in bare wood

Posted by jkayd_il5 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 22, 12 at 12:03

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I found a solid oak kitchen table at Goodwill for $25.00. The leaves are missing but it's still a good deal. It looks like it was in a garage and used as a work bench.

My husband started sanding the top this morning. It has several distressed marks but they don't bother me much, gives it character. A big burn mark sanded out and I can't see where it was. The problem is some kind of oil was spilled on it. We really would like to get that out. Do you have any ideas. Thanks.


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RE: Oil in bare wood

Whiting powder and gentle heat.

It can take a long time.

Any solvent will only allow the oil to spread deeper.


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