Refinishing an Antique Table with Solid Color

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Forum topic by RangerJay posted 11-04-2017 12:25 AM 451 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-04-2017 12:25 AM

Don’t beat me up here …...

I’m re”something” an incredible table for my son that has had a lot of abuse, a bunch of serious repairs, and a final horrible paint job to hide all the rest …..

My orders have been to make it look good again – no desire to protect its value as an antique – just its look …..

So …...

I’m thinking of a solid color change to hide old damage and repairs …...

Thinking of a color change to rosewood to match existing furniture in the house.

Need some help.

There are bits of white paint deep in the carved legs that I can]t seem to get out.

Existing mahogany veneer has old original finish, later white paint, sanding damage that has gone through the original veneer and multiple old dents, gouges as well as the original finish.

Had originally thought of rosewood dye (water based), followed by polyurethane finish – but have become much less confident that this is the way to go.

Hoping for some advice …....



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#1 posted 11-04-2017 12:42 AM

Any chance of posting some pictures?

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 11-04-2017 02:20 AM

If I’ve done it right you should be able to see a couple pictures.



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