Getting into trouble with my tables edging finish.

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Susan asked 10 years ago

Found a great old table at a garage sale and began removing the old varnish and stain. The thick 1 inch edging removed easily with the remover but now I think it isn’t a wood edging. I tested an area to see if it would accept stain and it appears that it won’t. The tabletop is beautiful but how do I tie in the edge? The edging seems soft….What should I do?

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Crowder Painting answered.

It's possible the stripper softened the edging. Rinse it well with water and let it dry. To add color use a gel stain that is close to the stain color used on the rest of the table. A good gel stain will stick to almost anything even plastics.