Yeah, after each stripping I'm wiping down with mineral spirits and letting that dry and then repeating the process. Its stair or dye. It took two rounds of stripping to just get the finish off which seemed like wax which makes me think they could of used minwax to finish it, but I don't know a whole lot. I reached out to the company which refinished it last from their sticker on the bottom, but both times no response. When I was stripping the finish, it came off like an accordion and was almost weightless, I've never come across that before, not that that means anything.