How to strip stain from teak table?
Justine Cunningham
February 2, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Can I strip the stain from a teak coffee table? I want it to have a raw look, or at least a light, neutral stain. At the moment it is a mid-chocolate brown.
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Solo, nope. Stain penetrates the pores of the wood and darkens deep. So the teak (sure it's teak?). Is going to be dark...unless you sand it down below the stain. By the time you get it done, depending on how you value your time, you could buy a new one in the finish you want.
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Justine Cunningham
Thanks for your advice. Could I paint it? I imagine this would involve some sort of special sealer first to stop the stain from penetrating the paint?
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Absolutely! Generally the enamel undercoater you would use for a primer will block any stain that might bleed through the original remaining finish. Paint prep is necessary, so scuff sand, dust, prime, sand, dust, first coat, sand, dust, 2nd coat. If you are worried about stain bleed through try a product called Coverstain. It is available as a spray or a brush on.
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