Water Stained Table Won't Take New Varnish

I used the mayo on a water spot on a black wood table. Now I can't get the treated wood to take new varnish. Any suggestions?

By bongamimi from Bufffalo, NY

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September 3, 20090 found this helpful

The table was light oak not painted black. The spot was black. Thanks

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September 6, 20090 found this helpful

Were you trying to use an acrylic varnish or other water-soluble varnish? If so, the oil in mayo would repel the varnish. Try using a solvent-based varnish (the type where you need to wash your brush with turps). This should work.

Brenda in Oz.

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