A customer recently come to us with this Ercol side table. It was badly marked on the top, mainly water damage, but it was also very faded where it had been stood in a window and the sun had got to it. These are common problems we are faced with on a regular occasion.
The first thing we do is to strip the top back, removing all the previous polish. Once stripped we give the top a light sand, this gives the wood a key for us to bleach with. We leave the bleach on it for 24 hours, before washing it off and giving the top another sand. This then gives us the clean surface ready for the respray.