white specks and dark spots

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white specks and dark spots

Postby sawblade » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:46 pm

Hi everyone
I am a 65-yr. old wood working novice and would like some advice.
Im restoring this table, I have stripped and done some sanding but I’m seeing small specks of white, could these be hole fillers from the original builder? Also, I’m having trouble removing the dark spots which I assume may be water marks. Should I keep sanding or does someone have a magic wand I can borrow.
Also, I know this is a to often question, but if you can tell me the type of wood this is.. Great
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Re: white specks and dark spots

Postby Bob Boardman » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:50 am

Am guessing that this is walnut, but not positive.
To remove dark spots appy bleach to the area and let sit over nite

White spots could be filler, or finish that sits in holes. Dampen a rag with paint thinner and rub it over the spots. If they disappear, the no worries. A new coat of finish will make them disappear. Another approach is to go to an art supply store and buy a marker that's close to the color of the wood, WHEN IT"S STAINED AND FINISHED. Use marker to color any spots that may appear
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