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spilled acetone on paper towel and now its stuck to new wood furniture!

i tried acetone and goof off but it seems to take off the finish... ANY help is appreciated!
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Posted 2013-10-17T15:09:16+0000  by maraweb maraweb
 

Hello maraweb!

 

Sorry to learn of your problem.

 

The acetone re-wet the finish on your furniture and became very sticky as it dried.

 

YOUR SOLUTION:

Ensure that the finish is completely dry ... not tacky or sticky.

Then, sand very lightly using 400-grit sandpaper.

Stop periodically to wipe off the sanding dust with a dry terry towel (no solvents).

Continue until the visible paper is removed.

 

FINALLY:

You may have to touch up the clear coat in the repair area.

 

Follow-up should you need assistance with that aspect of your repair.

Posted 2013-10-17T17:39:45+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL

I will try that! Thanks!

Posted 2013-10-17T17:44:30+0000  by maraweb

IMG_3181.JPGHi I spilled acetone on my wood table and its not as bad but a paper is stuck I tried to get as much as I could out but not the rest is not coming out 

i dont know if i should apply a marker stain over it or do i have to remove the paper first? 

Posted 2013-11-19T19:42:18+0000  by melvf6

Hello melvf6!

 

Your coating has almost the very same problem discussed earlier in the thread ... and the very same solution:

 

The acetone re-wet the finish on your furniture and became very sticky as it dried.

 

YOUR SOLUTION:

Ensure that the finish is completely dry ... not tacky or sticky.

Then, sand very lightly using 400-grit sandpaper.

Stop periodically to wipe off the sanding dust with a dry terry towel (no solvents).

Continue until the visible paper is removed.

 

FINALLY:

You may have to touch up the clear coat in the repair area.

 

You will find that chemical repairs will cut much deeper and damage the finish, often all the way down to the wood.

 

While mechanical repairs, 400-grit sandpaper applied gently to the surface, will cut thin layers of damage away from the surface ... most often without destroying the layers below.

 

THE KEY:

This type repair is very similar to "Top Dressing" hardwood floors.

 

You sand very lightly with high number paper to cut a very thin layer off the top and then re-apply the clear coat.

Posted 2013-11-19T19:56:08+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL

Can I apply a marker stain over it like that without sanding it 

Posted 2013-11-19T20:07:04+0000  by melvf6

Yes Melvf6,

 

If a stain pen will cover the damage to your satisfaction, then go right ahead.

 

Review your handiwork for a few days ... if satisfied move on!

 

If not, you can always go back to the sanding method.

 

Let us know what works!

Posted 2013-11-19T20:09:54+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL

Thanks for the quick replies.
Very helpful!!

Posted 2013-11-19T20:12:30+0000  by melvf6

Always happy when our DIYers find a solution melvf6!

 

And thanks for the photo!

Posted 2013-11-19T20:14:40+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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Posted 2015-06-11T19:47:18+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
 
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