August 5, 2014
You will need to strip the wood you are working on before staining or re-staining. This product will remove the shine, but will not remove the entire prior product - which is most likely an oil-based polyurethane. To be able to stain, you need to have bare wood so it can absorb the new stain. I recommend using a stripping chemical first and then sanding. It will speed the process up. Otherwise you will be sanding for hours. The chemical strippers are messy, but work well. I have used them many times to refinish kitchen cabinets and flea-market finds. Follow the directions on the can, wear gloves, scrape the gunk off, let dry and then sand. Good luck with your project.
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