How To Restain A Wooden Table Top
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"Furniture oils sink in and protect wood beyond the surface, can be reapplied in the future, and bring out rich colors in the wood without shine." Try teak oil for denser woods, or tung or Danish
Sand the table surface with 400-grit sand paper to remove the shiny varnish coat on the wood. Sand lightly with the grain of the wood until the top coat is removed but the table is still smooth.
If your existing finish is a lighter wood tone similar to or such as Minwax® Wood Finish™ colors, Natural, Golden Oak, Ipswich Pine, Puritan Pine, Golden Pecan, Fruitwood, Driftwood, Early American, Cherry or Pickled Oak, changing color with PolyShades® is quite easy.. Just keep in mind that whichever PolyShades® color you choose to apply will take over the existing light finish, so the
Wood absorbs moisture from the air, shrinking and swelling with changes in humidity. Polyurethane (or any coating) slows that absorption. So if you coat only the topside, the unfinished underside will shrink or swell at a different rate. That means a warped table. But one coat on the underside will stabilize the tabletop.
Sand the table, beginning with the coarsest-grit sandpaper (100 grit) and sanding in the direction of the wood grain. Next, sand the table with the 150-grit paper, and finish by sanding with the 220-grit paper. Wipe the surface of the entire table using the tack cloth. Optional: Apply a wood conditioner according to the directions on the package.