Removing Black Stains

Today’s project brings us more embarrassing black stains to be removed. This is an American of Martinsville end table that needs some attention.

-The first photo shows the top of the table with a multitude of black stains and scratches.


-Here I’m applying oxalic acid to the black stains to bleach them out. At this point I’ve already stripped off whatever was left of the original finish.


-This photo shows the top with fresh stain and little to no black stains left. The oxalic acid did a great job on this one.


-And here’s the finished product. Nice!