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#1 posted 03-08-2018 05:57 AM

In all likelihood the finish is a toner. Toner is a mixture of lacquer, lacquer thinner and stain or dye that is sprayed on. It’s how they get that much color on light wood. I mix brushing lacquer, thinner and stain and use a cheap Harbor Freight air brush to fix small areas once I have a close stain match. The mixture can be brushed on but it doesn’t work as well. After the color is as close as you can get it, put a few coats of spray lacquer over the fixed area and the area immediately adjacent to it for protection.

First make sure the finish is lacquer and then make sure the area is clean. Use mineral spirits to remove any wax and cross your fingers that Pledge or Endust weren’t ever used.

-- Mark - Owasso, OK

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