How do I restore this scratched up Ethan Allen piece, easily?

by Scl34083271

Without sanding is there a way to restore this scratched up 30 year old Ethan Allen square storage table?

  14 answers
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 06, 2018

    Hi there, Try using Mayonnaise and a soft cloth. Rub in and leave then buff up.

  • Scl34083271 Scl34083271 on Oct 06, 2018

    Thanks for answering... What do I buff with? Beginner here😁

  • Clean it well and then try a rejuvenating oil like hemp oil or teak oil. I also like Howard feed and wax, bit it works great after the oil to add protection.

  • Lynn Lynn on Oct 06, 2018

    Check our Treasures by the sea on facebook. Jess Sea has paint ,stain that doesnt need the piece sanded. Awesome paint.. Seaspell Seapaint!

  • Mar25514832 Mar25514832 on Oct 06, 2018

    Use Old English scratch cover for light wood. Great item. Use it generously on the entire surface for starters. Wear rubber gloves and buff with a piece of flannel rag.

  • L. Creative L. Creative on Oct 06, 2018

    There is a product out there for wood floors named Rejuvenate. It is sold at the home stores.

  • Roberta Roberta on Oct 06, 2018

    I would recommend a product called “Retor-A-Finish” in a compatible color. I have used with great results.

  • Bunny Bunny on Oct 06, 2018

    I have used Old English Scatch Cover for years. I would start with the medium and if that doesn't match the top to its base go to the dark. Use rubber gloves. Apply all over top, let sit for a bit then buff well with soft cloth.

  • Teri Teri on Oct 06, 2018

    Howard's Feed and Wax is the best!

  • JJV JJV on Oct 06, 2018

    Restor-A-Finish would probably work well for this piece. They have it at Home Depot with different shades to match the color of the wood

  • Harley Hoover Harley Hoover on Oct 06, 2018

    Dry Ice or soda blasting, maybe walnut shells, no sand!, I would think you will still need a light sanding with whatever you do, but it would get the nooks and cranies with out sanding.

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    • Harley Hoover Harley Hoover on Oct 10, 2018

      If the "present" varnish or schellac is peeling, what ever you put on top will peel as well. If you put any "oil" product on top, the oil will then have to be removed by sanding. the oil will not penetrate through the varnish or shellac, then will peel and you will have "splotches" all over the place. As to "pro" , I'm not! But is does matter how important the piece is to you or if you will have "other" projects to determine the cost benefit part to you. Small soda blasters are not expensive, I have one, it is amazing for stuff like this. I do not have a dry ice blaster which would be even better (no mess), as to the soda blaster... do it outside, it is "dusty", you are using "soda" as in baking soda, so it is basically not going to harm anything. You still may want to use a drop cloth under to "catch" and dispose of the refuse as the varnish may not be good for your garden etc.

  • Georgia Georgia on Oct 20, 2018

    I swear by Howard’s restor-a-finish and fine steel wool. I put on gloves, pour the liquid in an old tuna can. Wipe on piece , with grain, with steel wool, wipe off with a paper towel. Best stuff ever! Comes to match in shades for several different finishes.

  • Ellis Ellis on Oct 20, 2018

    I really like Old English, as Bunny and Mar recommend. It does wonders, without having to refinish the piece.

  • Cindy Cindy on Oct 20, 2018

    Another idea is to use a furniture marker. They come in a package with several color options: maple, oak, cherry, walnut, mahogany, and black. Made by a company called RamPro. I have used this product and was very happy with results.