My dining table had some serious damage to it, Kylie had done several crafts on the table without protection, causing damage. I thought. "I will just sand it and repaint it, easy". So when Kyle was out of town recruiting I started sanding with electric sander in the house (not so smart, what was I thinking?). I get it painted then when I put my clear coat on top I kept thinking it was not right. So I ended up redoing the sanding, painting, and top coat about 4 times until I thought it was right, and actually got some help from Home Depot on DIY instructions. Next time, Kyle said I should just get a new table. I spent way, way too much time on that. So maybe it is not so easy to make it look like it just came from the factory.