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  1. #1
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    Jan 2011

    Default refinishing a drysink

    I stripped an old drysink which had a 1970s antique finish. The outside came out great. I am sure it originally had zinc or tin in the well area but it had been removed and painted. When I stripped the well area, the wood was black. Any suggestions to remove the black so I can stain and finish the entire drysink?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Portland, Oregon, formerly of Chicago

    Default Re: refinishing a drysink

    Try bleaching the blackened wood with oxylic acid. Certain woods, such as redwood, will turn black from caustic strippers. The natural color will come back when treated with the oxylic acid. Most decking cleaner/brighteners contain oxylic acid in solution.

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