Wood stain has some spot? (And deep scratches)

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Old 02-01-18, 08:36 AM
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Wood stain has some spot? (And deep scratches)

I have some spot at the top of the furniture so I am going to sand it and then stains the wood again. I like the same color. Which wood strain do I buy
 
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Is the finish worn away? Is it a water stain? Believe it or not--a warm iron and a white tee shirt will make water stains in finished wood disappear. Google it and see how. It worked for me.
 
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Although I've never tried it, I've heard of the iron/rag trick. Not sure that sanding and staining is the way to go ..... maybe as a last resort. Generally you'd be better off stripping and staining the entire top instead of just trying to do a small portion. As for stain color - golden oak is a good place to start.
 
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Wood table when I saw a deeper scratches?

I used the sand paper to remove the stain on the wood table when I saw a deeper scratches at the top of the table. Can I put some putty on before staining it again
 
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Putty will always show. How deep are scratches?
 
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What happens if you wipe over those spots with mineral spirits? Staining small spots in the middle doesn't always fare well.
 
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I merged your threads since it's the same issue with the same table. Keeps everything together so it doesn't get confusing.
 

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Thanks Shady, I thought the thread sounded familiar.
 
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I used some sand paper 220. Can I use the pre-stain before staining although there's a little bit stain still on there. Can I still use it?
 
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Prestain is only used over bare soft woods prior to staining. It is not needed on your top although IF there is enough remaining stain, the prestain might bring the color back. Have you wiped over it with a rag wet with mineral spirits? That will give you a better idea of what those spots will look like once the poly is applied.
 
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