• Hometalker
  • North Ridgeville, OH
Asked on Oct 15, 2019

How do I fix my table following an acetone spill?

H. Chené MaurerJohn BiermacherKYKathy


Before the accident.


6 answers
  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Oct 15, 2019

    I would tackle that by sanding down the finish, re staining and than re applying a good sealer like poly acrylic

  • William
    on Oct 16, 2019

    You'll have to sand down to raw wood, restain, and seal.

  • KYKathy
    on Oct 16, 2019

    I have the same problem. I was thinking I could pour acrylic in the whole that was eaten away by the acetone; after reading about painting countertops. My dining room table is black.

  • John Biermacher
    on Oct 16, 2019

    Your options will depend very much what the wood is and how it is finished AND if you are going to try and replicate the same look.

    I refinished a table years ago that a baby sitter spilled nail polish remover on a cherry colored table. It stripped quite easily, but the wood wouldn’t take any stain- absolutely zero. Turned out that all the color was in the finish. Because we had to match the chairs which weren’t damaged I ended up getting the color with analine dyes and coating with varnish.

    You’ll need to trouble shoot this and possibly make adjustments and changes along the way.n

  • H. Chené Maurer
    on Oct 19, 2019

    the good news is, you know how to strip the varnish off now! Then refinishing is a piece of cake.

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