|Stripping Supplies: old brush, stripper, plastic wrap and a scrapper (not shown)|
|I covered the table with Citristrip and then added plastic wrap to help keep the stripper moist. The plastic wrap seems to speed the stripping process along. I tested a spot after 30 minutes to see if the table was ready to scrap.|
|The old stain and spar varnish peeled off very well. This table did require two applications of stripper to completely remove the old finish. I wiped it down with mineral spirit and fine steel wool after this process.|
|I added wood filler to the gaps on the top. Follow the directions on the filler for drying time.|
|First I added Minwax Golden Oak, then I added a mix of Golden Oak and Early American. The table was still too light, so I added Dark Walnut. I still need another coat of Dark Walnut. I had no idea how difficult it would be to match this older stain! The oak pedestal has a lot of brown in it.|
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