Asked on Apr 17, 2019

How to fix a damaged stained side table top?



q how they fix a damaged stained side table top

I spilled acetone on stained table top and tried to cover it but it looks worse Have a matching side table so they need to match

7 answers
  • Tinyshoes
    on Apr 17, 2019

    Kaye...Sand and restain.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Apr 18, 2019

    You will have to refinish top. Strip or sand off old finish, clean, restain and add a few coats of poly.

  • Cheryl Williamsen
    on Apr 18, 2019

    You can try using yellow & brown markers, but it takes having a lot of marker colors & blending with the grain as you go.

  • Maritza Baltodano Gomez
    on Apr 18, 2019

    Mix salt and alcohol and rub the surface with a piece of cloth.

  • William
    on Apr 18, 2019

    Sand the spot with 220 grit sandpaper overlapping about 1/2" around the spot down to raw wood. Then use matching stain color and seal with a water based polyurethane.

    • Cheryl Williamsen
      on Apr 18, 2019

      If one’s “hand/eye” coordination is not experienced enough to do this,

      then one can always, do the sand/restrain & reseal method.

  • Jensine
    on Apr 18, 2019

    You can also chalk paint the top.

    • Kaye Gabel
      on Apr 18, 2019

      this is one of two tables that are matches so I would have to do the same to the other end table.

  • PJ
    on Apr 20, 2019

    Sand it & paint a design over it, or a decal (probably the easiest way, sand a little bit, clean it, decal, then seal it with polyurethane spray or minwax for a shiny, water resistant, beautiful outcome!

    Also, stenciling over it is an option as well!

    Stencil a a few big flowers, or swirls?!?

    ..then basically the same process as anice.

    Depending on the shine you want, more coats of wax or poly spray will be needed.

    Drying in-between is important but overnight should work then another coat.. ECT..

    Modge Podge & material too!

    An old fabric you love, DG table cloth, lace... Spread your ModgePodge with a sponge brush, Wala! lol

    Either way, it's pretty cut & dry easy & you may like it better!

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