Originally Posted by Anna_Purna
the glossy finish that i want to re-do.
Originally Posted by axxe55
rather than a total refinish and that's deglossing
Yeah, that's it.
I have used Formby's Refinisher (Acetone, Toluene, Xylol, yum)
It will melt the topcoat (most likely laquer) and raise some of the stain.
Using steel wool (or up to 220 if bad) you can address the surface imperfections while wet. But these fluids are highly volatile and evaporate quickly.
WARNING < DANGER < WARNING. THESE CHEMICALS ARE KNOWN TO CAUSE CANCER IN CALIFORNIA.
So don't do it in California
, do it outside where there is plenty of fresh air.
I have been able to retain the original coloring, although the process does pick up some of the stain that is dissolved, lightning it somewhat.
Once the finish is smooth and looks the way you want it you may find that you needn't do anything else.
If you wish a finish that seals the wood, you may wish to use a Flat Laquer
I spray my own in the shop, but I did find this.