Wipe on mineral spirits. Clean with ivory dish soap. Use gel stain. No need to strip the wood. ~ Learn how to refinish furniture faster and easier by avoiding stripping. A seasoned pro tells you how to clean, repair and restore old wood furniture.
Very good instructions on how to restore old furniture.- pin now read later. Pinned this for Hubby. We have some awesome solid wood furniture that was given to us time to fix I wanna redo mjs dresser - Wood Crafting
Gel stain allows you to make any painted surface (wood, laminate, metal) look like dark stained wood as long as you know the right process. I love to restore furniture and give it a new life. These end tables had water damage and a horrible orange stain