Need help stripping and staining dining room table

My husband got paint on out dining room table and chairs. I was told by a worker at HD to use Citristrip to remove the specs of paint. Well this is a picture of what happened. i need to know what I need to do to try and get my table close to it’s original color. should I strip all of the chairsand table then stain it so it will all look similar, or what!! I need to DIY on a dime without having to pay almost $1000 to have this done. Unless there is someone here in Atlanta that can do it very inexpensively.
q need help stripping and staining dining room table
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  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 09, 2018
    I would strip the table if it is solid wood and restain it. You may be able to find a stain that is the same as the chairs, that way you won't need to do the chairs. The citristrip will take you down to the wood and make it easier than sanding it all off.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Jan 09, 2018
    See if Restore-A-Finish will do any good. A can is about $9.00 at a hardware store. Pick a color close to the table.

  • Barbara Schwarz Barbara Schwarz on Jan 09, 2018
    If the rest of the table is in good shape just to the top. Chairs are tedious to do but can be done. The guy at the store should have suggested you try lightly scrapping the paint dots off. Also citrus strip is a stripper so it wasn't really the thing to use. I'd have tried a credit card to remove the dots of paint first. Now you have to do more. Strip the table top with the stripper you already have. Brush it on with a cheap paint brush. Wait until it has lifted the finish then use a scraper and carefully scrape it off. Repeat until all finish is removed. Neutralize with what ever is recommended on the stripper, water or denatured alcohol. I prefer to never use water on bare wood. You are removing the residue. Next buff the wood with some #2 or 3 steel wool. Wipe down again to remove the dust. Next comes the stain. Get one as close to the color on an unaffected area as you can. You may have to custom mix a stain. Don't be afraid to do test areas on a paint stick or similar wood, maybe on the underside of the table or a leaf. You can darken or lighten the color as needed by adding a darker or lighter color to your beginning color. Let it dry according to directions on can. Lightly wipe the excess off and after it dries re-stain if needed. Now comes the finish. Determine if your original finish is gloss, semi gloss, satin or high gloss. For a dining room table I would use a good finish such as Helmsman that can take the wear. Make sure the area is clean and no dust is floating around. Wipe the table down before spraying. Start and end spray off the edge of the table. Change direction each coat. If you feel anything in the finish when dry rub with a piece of nylon or nylon mesh to gently remove any specks of dirt or floaties. If you aren't brave enough for this think paint. Easier to do, you can use a good protective clear finish over the top and it can be done in a shorter time frame. Remember to wear protective gloves, goggles, mask and hair net.

  • William William on Jan 09, 2018
    Strip the table top and restain it. You should be able to find a stain close to the original color. Use at least three coats of a water based polyurethane to seal it. Use a foam brush to apply the poly. As for removing the specks of paint on the chairs and any on the rest of the table use Goof Off. Won't strip the finish.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Jan 21, 2018
    To avoid all the stripping use Kleen strip sander deglosser, and then general finishes gel stain. Less work and has a beautiful finish to it. They have lots of colors to choose from.