I love these vintage tables and just wanted to find a way to make them shine again. And I did.
HOW TO CLEAN A PORCELAIN ENAMEL TABLE TOP
The first thing to do was sand off all that loose paint on the wood base.
CLEANING THE WOOD BASE
You really need to be careful when dealing with older painted pieces because the paint may contain lead. Be sure and wear the proper type of mask when sanding.
CLEANING THE PORCELAIN ENAMEL TABLE TOP
I worked on the underneath part of the table first. On any furniture makeover, you want to clean the whole piece from top to bottom, inside and out.
The porcelain on the underside cleaned up pretty well. I didn’t remove the legs for cleaning because I didn’t know what other issues I might have. I didn’t want one of the legs to split for sure.
After I finished with the base of the table I got to thinking about the sander and the tabletop.