I recently did a blog post on How To Remove Stain Off Wood a week or so ago. I removed stain off an old mirror but today we are removing stain off a table. This is going to be different since we sanded and added a sealer. This is How To remove Old Wood Stain for those with a bigger project.

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How To Remove Stain Off Wood

What you need:

  • CitriStrip Stripping Gel (from any hardware store)
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Gloves
  • Soap and Water
  • Sander
  • Polycrylic Satin Clear-Coat
  • Foam Brush
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How To Clean Wood Stain

First start by putting some protective gloves on because this stuff is strong, we wouldn’t want anything to happen from not using protection. I added glob to the table of CitriStrip and smoothed it out until an even layer was formed. Add this CitriStrip anywhere you want the stain to be removed.

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How To Remove Wood Stain And Varnish

As you go along applying the Stripping Gel, be sure to cover the area after applied with plastic wrap to keep from dying out. It can get tricky so I would apply a small amount to the table and cover immediately after.

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DIY For Table

Wait about 30 to an hour and then take the plastic wrap off. Grab a bucket of hot water and soap and a brush and start scrubbing off the CitriStrip until completely removed. Repeat the Stripping Gel process if not enough stain was removed. Wait until dry and if there are any spots that the stain is remaining, sand off with a sander.

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Old Stain REMOVAL

Lastly use a Polycrylic Satin Clear Coat with a foam brush all over the table. This will take about 3 hours to dry. With one layer of this clear coat it is like a primer, you will need to sand the area all over with a fine sander and apply another coat and then let dry. Your table will be perfect and smooth. I hope you enjoy.

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