Cabinets, Furniture, Woodworks/Waxed pine table


Hello - I have a waxed pine table I bought at pottery barn last year.  It is a beautiful light pine with lots of texture, rough bits and beautiful grain.  I love it but have always worried about spills etc as it is barely sealed against these with just wax.  So, I have just oiled it with mineral oil on the advice of someone.  However, now it has gone darker (a sort of reddish colour that I hate!!) and I want it to be light again!  Is there anything I can do????

Hi Jackie
Well if the table has wax then mineral oil over it, you can remove it with mineral spirits and fine steel wool pads.
Dip the pad in the spirits and gently rub with the grain. Dry with clean rags as you go.
Then apply a fresh coat of wax.

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