Nichols & Stone maple windsors

From: Liz
Date: 03 May 1999
Time: 21:41:44
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I recently purchased some Nichols and Stone maple windsors that had been painted wedgewood blue. I obvioulsy bit off more than I wanted to chew. when I got home I realied that the chairs had been origanally black. The paint stripped off without a problem. However, there is residue of black paint in the grain that I can't get out. The stripper wouldn't remove it. What should I try next. I put a little bleach (Clorox) it didn't work. If I use a wood bleach, will it lighten the wood too much. I wanted a maple finish on these chairs. I will I have to settle for walnut?