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Moms Old Dresser----Help, Please

Posted by gagesgranny (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 2, 09 at 8:14

I have my Moms old dresser that is a lovely piece but needs work. The dresser is like a Golden Oak and would love to keep this color. Most of the dresser is in really good shape but the top is the problem. There are dings in the wood and it looks like a candle has sit too long and actually looks like it burned the top. My goal is to restore it to its original color but to make it prettier on top. Can someone guide me through this process? I have done some woodworking but have never dealt with burn marks on wood. Wish I could post a picture but my car got broken into and they took my camera!!!! (sigh) Hope someone can guide me through this process. Thanks


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RE: Moms Old Dresser----Help, Please

first things first. Wax and water are bare woods enemies, I am continually amazed by how many people still wax their wood with all of the products that are out today. I wipe start by cleaning the surface, 100% mineral spirits, or paint thinner that contains a hundred percent mineral spirts on a lint free cotton cloth should do the trick. next is to remove the finish thats on there, you can sand or strip, and if you know what the clear coat is the latter should generally be easier on a project like that, the "golden oak color" is generally subjective but a brush-on, wipe-off stain works well (minwax has a stain with that color name that works well.) minwax also has a product called wipe-on poly which is a very thin, very eay product to apply. for the record minwax has a 1-800 number which i have found to be very helpful in the past, I was just staining an old louisville slugger and I called them up, talked to a fellow named jim who gave me some pointers that I had not thought of, just an idea.


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