Refinishing Top of Walnut Dresser

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Refinishing Top of Walnut Dresser

Postby westwindjazzed » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:07 pm

Hello,

Im in the process of stripping the stain off of this mid century table which looks like to be walnut. I'm attempting to take it down to the bare wood so that I can apply a dark stain and finish.

The Problem is that I've put many coats of citrus stripper aerosol (should I be using the gel?) and the stain is barely coming off. After washing with mineral spirits, I even attempted to sand at 120, but only received minimal results.

Should I try a different grade sandpaper? Card Scraper? Picture attached.

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Refinishing Top of Walnut Dresser

Postby Bob Boardman » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:33 pm

The tried and true strippers contain methyl(ene) chloride. You need good ventilation good and acid proof gloves, but this cuts thru everything. Safer products are Savogran 01102 Strypeeze Semi-Paste Stripper or Klean Strip
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