Refinish a Table Top

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Blog series by HappyHowie updated 01-18-2017 03:59 AM 3 parts 4919 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: Neighbor's Coffee Table

11-30-2016 07:03 AM by HappyHowie | 4 comments »

Martin called me. He is my neighbor. He asked how do you remove white rings on a coffee table. I said that I know white rings are easier to remove than dark or black rings. Let me look it up and I will send you a text with the answer. I found a YouTube video posted by Charles Neil. He proposed two methods for removing white rings. The first he did not demonstrate. It was using a cloth soaked with boiled linseed oil (he said thjs would be his only time he would recommend the use of BLO...

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Part 2: An Update to Refinishing This Coffee Table Top with TransTint Dye

01-17-2017 06:45 AM by HappyHowie | 5 comments »

It has been over two weeks since I have written about my attempts to refinish the top of this coffee table. Here is what has transpired. I reached out to Charles Neil for help. He accepted to assist me, or at least give me advice. There were attempts to clean what appeared to be blotchy areas. Charles was interested in the contents of the finish remover product I used. Was there bleach in it? The answer was yes. Sixty percent of the product was bleach. Charles had me use a small amoun...

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Part 3: Completed Refinishing this Coffee Table Top

01-18-2017 03:59 AM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

I completed spraying the polyurethane finish on this table. I had a few spots that I scuffed sanded on the lower portion of the table. I applied some of my dye mix to those areas. I made sure the remainder of the table was clean and then sprayed a light coat of finish to the lower portion of this table. I will give this table tonight and most of the morning tomorrow to dry. Once it checks okay I will apply a thin coat of dark brown Briwax and buff that thoroughly. I have already told...

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