Am restoring an old (1940’s?) drop-leaf table, and it is in good mechanical condition. The first thing I had to do was scrape off three layers of paint, then sand with 80 grit paper (random orbit sander). After this, I hand sanded some areas where the paint was stubborn.
After this work, I can see stains that are not easily removed by sand paper. Would appreciate any advice on how to treat or get rid of those stains. Am finishing with Watco Walnut. The species is either white oak or ash- not sure.