Hi Patty! First, decide if you are going to paint or stain, because that will determine how much of the old finish to remove. I like Citristrip for taking off the old finish. Then, I would sand it.
Use liquid sandpaper. It just removes the gloss. Eliminates or at least reduces the need to sand if wood is to be painted.
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.
Sand down your table with like a 220 Grit it will just take some of the gloss off of it and see how it looks
Hello. Removing the top layer of sealer would be the solution and I would suggest if it’s a clear sealer sanding to remove the glossy finish.
Hi ! I bought a product made by Krud Kutter , called a de glosser . I was re doing my oak cabinets . This was recommended to remove " the shine " from the cabinets before painting them . It worked well ! I found it at home depot for about $6 .
good luck !
Hi! maybe a product like this will help:
Here's a post that might help - https://homeguides.sfgate.com/use-denatured-alcohol-removing-shine-wood-29683.html
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
This video may help, it says how to rub out a high gloss finish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q94PuccM_s4
Hi Patty. Sanding your piece will remove the gloss. Also a liquid sander will do the same thing.
liquid sandpaper or deglosser would work.
Here's a post that might help - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZB5PcdVwbg
Have you thought about sanding the shine down? I would test an area which is not noticeable and see what happens.