Asked on Oct 1, 2017

How to make a table look new?

EbbjdlJenniferJudy Jensen


we just got a second hand table with 6 chairs really heavy and the top of the table has a few blimishes on it do not want to sand an remove the finish as its hardly noticeable tryed furniture polish did not work.

6 answers
  • Diana Deiley
    on Oct 1, 2017

    Ah, have you tried Old English Oil? It comes in lemon and in dark polish. Best of luck.
  • Sharon
    on Oct 1, 2017

    This is how I finish good furniture.... 400 grit run lightly over a finish will just dull it and prepare it for the final wax finish. Always put hot dishes/servers on trivets.
  • Suzette
    on Oct 1, 2017

    Hi Carolyn, You may want to try Murphy's oil soap. It will bring back the luster and hide your flaws.

    Good luck!
  • Judy Jensen
    on Oct 1, 2017

    One idea is shoe polish the color of your wood. Use a Q-tip to color and fill in the marks. Home Depot also sells Furniture Crayons for the same purpose.
  • Jennifer
    on Oct 1, 2017

    I agree with Suzette regarding Murphy's Oil Soap. If u want something a lil more permanent, white washing is big right now. You can find many different processes online from layering, sanding, using half paint/half water...
  • Ebbjdl
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Try Old English oil stain. They have light and dark, you don't say what the table finish is. To use, drop a few drops on the blemish, rub in with a cotton rag. Blend it in with the nearby wood, so it looks even. Next, wait about 2 hrs, and rub with a paper towel until the towel comes clean. You made need a few paper towels. Good Luck!
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