Prepping/Cleaning Furniture Prior to Stain/paint
Bought this really cool piece of rustic furniture at an auction, and want to stain it darker. I was shocked at how dirty this piece was when I started cleaning with TSP. I assume this was in a smoker's house, with all the yellow crud that was cleaned off, and can't imagine trying to stain or paint without a thorough cleaning first, and sealing it in for the next person. Just mixed some TSP in water, dissolved, wore rubber gloves and used a scrubbie sponge and damp cloth to remove the dirt. Well worth the half hour it took!