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Help Please Need to get wax finish off table

Hi, I am new to this forum and to wood refinishing, I used Howard Feed N Wax on a newly stained Table Top then realized the stain keeps bleeding through. I let it dry for two days now and the stain is still coming off onto anything that touches the table. I think I need to get the wax off and use a harder finish, but am not sure which one. So I have two questions, 1. How can I get the wax off? and 2. What finish would be best? Thanks, Cheryl
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What are you going to do with it if you get the wax off? It's more than a little difficult to put like a varnish over wood that has been waxed. If you are happy with the finish I would be patient and let what you have settle. If you keep wiping the table with a clean cloth it should eventually quit bleeding in a few days.
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OK I will try that, I thought it would always bleed and I needed to "fix" it
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OK I will try that, I thought it would always bleed and I needed to "fix" it
If you looked at wood through a microscope it would look like a cluster of drinking straws. If the wood is very saturated with a product sometimes if the wood is put somewhere warmer it will build up pressure in the straws and bleed. There is only so much stain and wax in the wood. It has to stop bleeding soon.
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