Screwed up dining table, need help.

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Forum topic by TortoiseAvenger posted 06-27-2019 12:48 AM 230 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-27-2019 12:48 AM


I have some experience finishing wood, though I haven’t done anything that gets a lot of wear. I love danish oil, and had good luck with it in the past. I recently used it for a dining table, and decided to put renaissance wax over it. It looks great, but if any water sits there for even 30 minutes it raises the grain.

Yes, I know I should have used used poly, but, I didn’t.

I want to use a wipe on poly now. The reanissannce wax, so far, has only been applied to the top of the table. Do I need to remove it before wiping on the poly? If so, how? Mineral spirits? Sanding? Some combination? Obviously, I’m hoping I don’t have to sand it down to wood.

Any help or advice is much appreciated!



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#1 posted 06-27-2019 01:09 AM

I would use Naptha to remove the wax. And yes you need to remove the Renaissance wax
Be sure to have all the ppe needed for Naptha.
Or anything similar Mek will work too but it’s pretty gnarly stuff.
Good Luck

-- Aj

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#2 posted 06-27-2019 02:24 AM

I wouldn’t trust anything but a complete re-sand to bare wood. Otherwise you’ll get fisheye here and there in the finish. Wax gets everywhere!

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