Bleaching timber internal doors

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by Pauldiy, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Pauldiy

    Pauldiy New Member

    I have some ledge and brace doors that have previously been stained and then rehung. So where the locks and hinges were previously fitted is much lighter with some dribbles where the old stain ran behind the fittings. Is it possible to lighten the doors to a uniform (unstained)colour prior to waxing them? The stain is a matt type that has soaked into the wood. I have read that oxalic acid only works on bare wood.
    Thanks, Paul.
  2. Pauldiy

    Pauldiy New Member

  3. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Your only chance of getting a uniform finish is to get the doors dipped in a hot caustic stripping tank, this used to be popular about 15-20 years ago. Have not seen any pine furniture strippers for years. Take a look in Yellow pages or google it.

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