Q:  I’m refinishing an old oak table. It has a deep, dark water stain right in the middle of it. I’ve tried to lift the stain with bleach, and I’ve tried to “blend it in” with stain. Nothing has worked. What do you suggest?

A: Try oxalic acid (wood bleach) --we carry it if you can't find it. Thanks for your question.

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