How to use naphtha to refinish wood?

by Loni
I have a dining room table top that has some surface scratches, I have been told to use VM&P Naphtha and steel wool to refinish the top, can some one walk me through the process? Thanks
  5 answers
  • Jackie Hendricks Jackie Hendricks on Aug 14, 2016
    Have you tried the original Old English (brown oil based) polish/scratch remover? Been around forever and works wonderfully without all the work. Just needs to be reapplied every now and then.
  • William William on Aug 14, 2016
    I AGREE 200% with Jackie! Do not use naphtha and definitely not steel wool on your table top. Naphtha is use to remove finishes on antique furniture. Most antique furniture was finished with shellac or lacquer. It used in making lighter fluid. Steel wool will dull any finish. The Old English will clean, remove old polish, fill in scratches, and polish the surface.
  • Patty Patty on Aug 15, 2016
    I would not use anything on your table top that is going to strip the finish off. Unless you know what you are doing you will never be happy with it. The old English polish is the best way to go. I have used it for years, really good stuff, just be careful it does stain carpet and floors and etc.
  • Abt6291530 Abt6291530 on Aug 18, 2016
    merhabalar eğer masanız masif ise ağacın ince toz talaşını selulozik vernik ile karıştırıp macun kıvamına getirin sonra çizikleri kapatın kurumasını bekleyin sonra zımparalayın ve cilalayın
  • Loni Loni on Aug 20, 2016
    Thank you everyone!!