Water resistant stain is applied to wood furniture or floors to make a darker colour than the timber naturally offers. But if the darker colour is no more wanted or a lighter stain is required, the present stain must be removed via sanding and employing two-part hydrogen peroxide bleach. This procedure, though somewhat dull, paves the way to a new look that is much cheaper than replacing items.
Put the furniture thing on a plastic sheeting or other material to defend the area. Sand all surfaces of the timber using an oscillating tool armed with a hook and loop pad accessory and 120-grit sandpaper to remove dirt, debris and oil. Sand with the grainrather than against it. Use a sterile painter’s brush to remove all dust left in the sanding procedure. Pay particular attention to any furniture joints or detailed areas.
Read the two-part hydrogen peroxide bleach manufacturer’s instructions on the two cartons. Based upon the manufacturer, some need that equal quantities from each carton be mixed together before program, but others require application from one carton onto the wood surface, and then the other carton into the timber surface. In either circumstance, wear rubber gloves and then put on the bleach using a household kitchen sponge to apartment areas, and use a sterile painters brush to use the bleach to all joints and detailed areas.
Sponge over the entire area with vinegar wash to neutralize the bleach. Then sponge over the entire area with water (don’t allow too much vinegar water or scrub onto the sponge, to prevent saturating the timber.
Wait 48 hours for the wood to wash. Sand over the entire area using the oscillating tool. Clean all dust form the sanding, using the painter’s brush — pay particular attention to all joints and detailed areas. Run a tack cloth over the entire area to eliminate all finer sanded particles.