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How to fix our lovely dining chair?

Hello, all experts! I'm a very beginner of woodworking but I'd like to learn more and fix my furniture in my hands.

We bought used dining chairs, but it has dirty marks or rough surface on handle like this.

Could you help us how to restore original look? it is Thomasville dining chair set with walnut stain(I think)

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Hand sand it smooth, try to find the right shade of stain, and put on a top coat,probably lacquer

The hard part will being able to find a stain that matches, sometimes it is mixed with the top coat

Or leave it the way it is, the rustic look is the new thing now days LOL
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Look like scuff marks from a watch or rings.
I would have tried a scratch cover first but let us see what our furniture restoration experts say.
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Look like scuff marks from a watch or rings.
I would have tried a scratch cover first but let us see what our furniture restoration experts say.
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Thank you John, I will sand it and will see what happens
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Hand sand it smooth, try to find the right shade of stain, and put on a top coat,probably lacquer

The hard part will being able to find a stain that matches, sometimes it is mixed with the top coat

Or leave it the way it is, the rustic look is the new thing now days LOL
Thank you @Catpower, do you think what stain do I have start testing? walnut? or honey oak?
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It looks to me like it has a build up of skin oils on it. You might try cleaning it with a wax and grease remover. With that color upholstery I would try every option before actually sanding and touch up the finish. It's so easy to get something on the fabric.
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Yes, mask off the fabric before you start.
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Thank you @Catpower, do you think what stain do I have start testing? walnut? or honey oak?
About the only thing you can do is try different stains until you get the right on, probably be the best to start light and go darker, and I would lean toward an oil based stain, water based will raise the grain

And I also agree with the others about being real careful not to get any finish on the upholstery
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Don't use any coarse grit paper, and do not get aggressive, easy going is the key.
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a good idea I will cover it up
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