I know very little about finishing and refinishing, but I know that the finish on the antique dining room table I inherited is USELESS. If you breath on it, it gets cloudy/milky and looks horrible, let along condensation from a glass, or even a spill that you wipe up in 30 seconds or less. The wood (it may be a veneer, I have to figure this out) has an open grain, and is very dark...I'm thinking walnut. I know it may be sacralidge to some, but I want to take this old finish off, and put on something that makes the table usable. Any hints as to what the current finish may be based on it's almost instant reaction to water, and how to get it off (assuming I have to)? I will do some research into new finishes and may be back for more advice!
Thanks a million in advance!