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Forum topic by Bernie posted 09-26-2010 04:13 PM 1009 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-26-2010 04:13 PM

Hi folks – Just refinishing an old piece of furniture fpr a daughter-in-law and have removed old satin with a cabinet scraper and sanded down to 150 grit. Pieces look good except for a few old stains deep in the wood that JUMP out at me. I did some research and learned oxalic acid will remove (bleach the wood) the stain. Another site says to rinse the area with borax soap. Can I do this and stain the piece afterwards with no ill effects? I’ve learned the hard way not to trust everything I read. Thanks!

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#1 posted 09-27-2010 06:18 AM

I have not done this but I work at Woodcraft and several customers have said that the acid works great. They were able to stain it afterwards with great results.

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