Have a table top that I’m working to get rid of old poly and stain. Used Citrus based stripper (twice) and then a standard stripper with steel wool. Took care of the poly but barely touched the stain. No big deal, figured I’d be standing for a while.
After standing the first go around, various spots appeared in the wood. Something is seeping back out of the wood. It’s persistent and all over the piece. I’ll sand over it and seconds later, spots are back. I’ve built a tent with a dehumidifier to see if that would help dry out whatever it is… not much of a difference. Most recently, I put some denatured alcohol on the piece to see if that would help get rid of it.
I’ve attached two pictures, one is pre-removal for reference and the second is of the spots.