Wipe on mineral spirits. Clean with ivory dish soap. Use gel stain. No need to strip the wood. ~ Learn how to refinish furniture faster and easier by avoiding stripping. A seasoned pro tells you how to clean, repair and restore old wood furniture.
Lily & Thistle: A Quick Trick for damaged wood. I can't believe how well this worked. Mix together cup of canola/olive oil and cup vinegar. Dip a rag in it and simply wipe. Lily & Thistle: A Quick Trick