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Spot repair in finish

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Good evening,

I refinished a table for a client and a dark spot developed in a section of the surface. I stripped the area to level the color to match the rest of the table. I'm having difficulty in getting the color to level off. Can anyone give me a suggestion on patching and leveling the area? 

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I think maybe the stripper hadn't completely out-gassed before the finish was applied.  If no chemical was used to do the stripping, I'm at a loss.

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37 minutes ago, wtnhighlander said:

Can you share the full schedule you followed to finish this surface? Helps to know what you're dealing with.

It's a mahogany veneer conference table. I first sanded being careful of how far I was sanding. The first two pannels I stained with two coats of red mahogany. The second two I was in a hurry and only put one coat. To darken the second two I mixed a little in with the urethane top coat that's when I developed a dark spot. I did use a minwax product called refinisher to strip off the dark area to get back down to the veneer. When reapplying the mixture it when I'm having the difficulty in blending

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Minwax red mahogany seems to have a different formulation than their other stains. I imagine it did not blend well into the poly. As @wdwerker suggested, scraping away the finish is a fast and effective method. Honestly, I'd suggest stripping the table and finishing the entire thing the same way. Shortcuts are rarely satisfactory.

Sorry to have no more helpful suggestions.

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Spot refinishing is rarely successful unless you are using a touch up spray gun, even then it's tricky. But Minwax stains & polyurethane do not spray well at all. That's one of the many reasons why I never use Minwax anymore.  M L Campbell's Woodsong stains come in Red Mahogany(same parent company) and they behave much better. However it would be very risky to use on a touch up. If the color mix is even a little bit off it would turn into a horror show.  

I hope you are successful in getting it fixed.

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Thanks for everyone's assistance in this. I did have to strip the whole surface, and actually ended up stripping 3/4 of the table. I will post the final rendering when it's complete. Thank you once again

Kevin

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