Tsch. I've varnished a pine coffee table with what was sold as 'varnish
with an antique pine stain' and it's tuned out exactly the colour I
DIDn't want - bright fricking orange eurghh. How do you get rid of
varnish - sand or strip?
You may want to consult with local paint vendor about using a few more
coats of tinted varnish to neutralize existing color. For example, a
tint tending toward green will tend to neutralize the orange.
It removes everything in a flash, and, as a bonus, could make you eligible
for a Darwin Award :)))
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1. Fine tune the color with toners.
2. Sand off the existing finish.
3. Scrape off the existing finish.
4. Strip off the existing finish.
I would use 1. but without experience, you could make a bad situation
Point 2. removes a lot of wood and is time consuming. A power sander
would help but you are still removing wood.
I find 3. time consuming and it still removes some wood but not nearly
as much as sanding.
Point 4. will bring you back to something you have seen before, raw
wood, but is messy and can be very time consuming if you don't have a
You might as well try 1. If you mess up, you can always try scraping or
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