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Nail Polish Remover Damaged Wood Table Finish

My daughter was using nail polish remover and spilled some on our wooden dining table. There are now white areas where the finish is damaged. Any ideas on how to fix this?

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May 25, 20170 found this helpful
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If they are small areas, you could get a matching crayon made for wood at the hardware store and touch it up. If the area is too large, you will have to refinish the top. In the future, have your daughter do her manicures on a table that is protected.

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May 29, 20170 found this helpful
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In the past I have had similar happen. I sand it down, stain and reseal it. You can do just a small area at a time.

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Lowe's carries very small stains and sealers just for this purpose. The are less than an ounce and come in a little foil pouch type of package.

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May 25, 20170 found this helpful

If it doesn't bug you.. Could you put a table cloth to cover it? Or some sort of mat.

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May 26, 20170 found this helpful

Use an oil-based stain that matches the surrounding stain.

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May 27, 20170 found this helpful

Any repairs will probably depend on how large an area was damaged, whether finish was destroyed, whether color was removed, the kind of wood as well as the color and whether it is a high gloss finish.

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If it is a valuable table you may want to talk to an expert before trying any of the "remedies" suggested.
Color crayons/pencils can even be found at the dollar store if you want to try that route but just adding color will not repair a messed up wood finish.
Here are a couple of links that you might want to review before trying any method.

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http://www.thri … f395870.tip.html

https://www.you … ch?v=Nb8wSfpzsE4

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