How to get the acetone out of a piece of wood ??

by Miri
my problem is that the other night I didn't close the nail polish remover too good and it fell in my nightstand so while I was freaking out all I could instantly do was try to take it away with paper towels , BIG mistake cos now I have the paper towels sticked into my nightstand and I don't know how to get it out ..... if someone have any clue of how can I get it .... please tell me !! thanks in advance
  4 answers
  • Z Z on Oct 23, 2013
    Miri, I think the only way to fix this is to refinish the night stand. Let's see what @Kevin of KMS Woodworks says for sure.

  • Spheramid Enterprises Spheramid Enterprises on Oct 24, 2013
    More acetone to soften it again ( or alcohol, or lacquer thinner) and then sanding and refinish is probably your only option. A "card" scraper can be used to level the old and a touch up may work, but it sounds beyond that.

  • KMS Woodworks KMS Woodworks on Oct 24, 2013
    I agree with @Spheramid Enterprises The acetone is a solvent and has partially dissolved the furniture's finish. More solvent will soften it up. Pick up a plastic putty knife, and then dribble a bit more polish remover on the stuck down paper towels. While it is still wet gently scrap away the residue, with all of the paper towel removed you can then "clean up" any small bits of residue with some remover on a small cotton rag. ( old t-shirt rags are the best in my view). You will be left with a "bald" type spot where the old finish have been removed. This will then need to be re-stained and seal with a new top coat. Some light 320 grit sanding before staining will help blend the colors. good luck

  • Miri Miri on Oct 24, 2013
    thanks so much , ill try to do it tomorrow and fine all the products I need ! but thanks for the help . ill post the result !!:)