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Kohinoor Pen Cleaner Stain

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#1 challer61



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Posted 23 June 2020 - 12:13

Spilled some on cherry finish. Now I have a very real stain I cannot seem to remove. This is likely more chemical than stain. Anyone with experience on how to correct this? The wood is cherry. It's a very nice piece of furniture so I really need to fix this.


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#2 BaronWulfraed



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Posted 23 June 2020 - 13:30

My condolences -- I suspect you are looking at a "strip and re-stain" operation. The solvents in the cleaner likely have dissolved the original finish which was then transferred to whatever substance you used to pick up the spill.

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 02:06

Can you post a picture?  How old is the cherry piece? That may give an idea of the finish. Looking at some older posts and the MDS data, it seems to be potassium hydroxide in water, maybe a bit like ammonia.  If you've got a dark stain in addition to the finish being removed, you will probably have to do some very fine sanding with 400-600 grit wet or dry and then try to repair the finish with something easy to apply, like Danish oil. 


If you think it's beyond your skill level, search for a shop that does furniture repairs and has a qualified finish restorer.  Insurance companies hire these companies to fix furniture that gets damaged by moving companies.

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