You can strip it off and/or sand it off. If you are refinishing the wood, if you are planning on stain, you'll want to strip it down to bare wood, so the new stain can soak into the wood. If you are going to paint, remove the gloss, seal it with a product like Kilz, so the old finish doesn't bleed through the new paint. Then you can paint and seal it. Good luck and stay safe!
Use liquid sandpaper. It just removes the gloss. Eliminates or at least reduces the need to sand if wood is to be painted.
Use a fine grit sandpaper to sand off the gloss. Wipe with slightly damp cloth, let dry. Repeat as necessary to remove the gloss.
Hi Patty, I would sand the table with an orbital sander if you have one. It help with reducing the scratches a normal sander may leave behind.
Why would you want too ?
Fine steel wool - 0000 should do the trick.
Hi ! Use a product made by Krud Kutter called a de glosser . Worked great ! About $6 at home depot .
Here's a post that might help - https://homeguides.sfgate.com/use-denatured-alcohol-removing-shine-wood-29683.html
if you just want to remove the glossy surface a light sanding with a high grit paper or steel wool. You can scrape it, you can strip it. It just depends on what you want to achieve
You can apply a deglosser.
Home Depot makes a Ready Strip deglosser.
Cuts the gloss of paint helping to insure proper adhesion for new coatings
Works on most surfaces including wood, plaster, metal, masonry, concrete and fiberglass
Water-based formula is ideal for use indoors and outdoors
Non-corrosive to prevent damage to wood, metal, stone, fiberglass and floors
Contains no methylene chloride or other harsh chemicals so its non-toxic and will not harm humans, pets or other animals
Eco-friendly and biodegradable formula for safe use and disposal
Subject to or will include a recycling fee in the following sates: CA, OR, CT
Ready to use formula in handy trigger sprayer
Low-VOC formula will not cause smells and irritation
Non-flammable and safe to use
Provides a good clean surface
Hi Patty, hope this helps you out!
sand it down
Just to dull use 000 or 0000 steel wool. Don't use the no sand products unless you are planning to refinish or paint. They sometimes leave the surface sticky.
Here's a post that might help - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZB5PcdVwbg
Sand it down or use remover to take it off.
Try sanding it in a spot that is not noticeable. If it works then you can sand everything else.