Restoring couch table


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Old 07-29-16, 09:45 AM
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Restoring couch table

I got this couch table and matching end table from a friend but they need restoring. I am not sure if it is teak or another type of wood. My plan was to simply hand sand it down and repaint or varnish it. Body white and table top with clear varnish. But if it is teak then I am not sure. I want a strong finish on top as my son regularly plays on it.

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I'm no expert on teak but I always thought it was a darker wood. I'd use an electric sander on it as hand sanding is a lot of work If you do hand sand be sure to sand with the direction of the grain.
 
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Thanks

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Thanks any idea what type of wood it could be?
 
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No I don't but it has a pretty grain
 
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I agree, no way is that teak.
Looks like Ash to me.
I also agree no way would I be hand sanding, I'd be using my random obital sander and at least two coats of poly.
 
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Sorry I'm bit of a Newbie. What is poly?

Should I use anything to strip off the finish or just sand it down?
 
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Poly = Polyurethane .
 
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Any advise on applying it? I wanted the table top natural colour and body and legs white. So would I have to apply ploy over 2 layers of paint?
 
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No way do you want to poly over paint!
 
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The areas you want to paint just need to be scuffed sanded unless there are bad spots that need to be sanded out. You'd then apply a solvent based primer to those areas followed by 2 coats of either latex or waterborne enamel [sanding lightly between coats]

The top would get sanded down and a coat of poly brushed on. Once dry you'd sand and repeat. Thinning the poly slightly, sanding between coats and using a good brush will minimize brush marks.
 
 

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