Water stain removal - Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum
Go Back   Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum > Professional Painters > Interior Wood Finishing

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-25-2016, 10:05 PM   #1
Professional Painter
loaded brush's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 217
Rewards Points: 343
Thanks: 295
Thanked 175 Times in 87 Posts
View loaded brush's Photo Album My Photos
Default Water stain removal

Have an residential entrance door that needs refinishing. Any suggestions for removing or bleaching dark water stains from door panels?
loaded brush is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 09-26-2016, 01:16 AM   #2
Senior Member
ridesarize's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Near Seattle
Posts: 1,418
Rewards Points: 768
Thanks: 1,111
Thanked 717 Times in 458 Posts
View ridesarize's Photo Album My Photos

Well I'm no super pro at that issue but I could think of oxalic acid and neutralizer that is found at Ben Moore but it is a royal pain to use especially on an important project. Then wood brightener comes to mind, and if neither of those seem appealing then just sanding.
There were water stains on the cedar ceiling in the caboose I made a thread for... I sampled oxalic acid/neutralizer and sampled brightener on scrap cedar. It took some patience to mix correctly in a small batch, have clean buckets, and rinse well enough. Then you have to do all of the surface so it's a chore, sort of. I ended up sanding the stains out because I wasn't gonna do that routine of the acid and rinsing twice to the whole ceiling. It worked.
That lacquer undercoater doesn't affect me affect me...
ridesarize is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ridesarize For This Useful Post:
loaded brush (09-26-2016)

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The dreaded solid stain deck restore AngieM General Painting Discussion 41 10-13-2016 08:05 PM
applying Thompson's water seal stain to faux log siding rosswell Surface Preparation and Application 7 12-10-2015 08:08 AM
Prep Before Solid Stain Pete Martin the Painter Surface Preparation and Application 15 09-28-2015 01:19 AM
Little help here? Light stain over dark? Flabgoat General Painting Discussion 11 09-22-2015 10:55 PM
Oil-Modified Water Borne Polys Gurnoe General Painting Discussion 19 09-09-2015 02:30 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | ElectricianTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com