My granddaughter put a glowstick on our Ethan Allen maple dresser (from the 80’s) and it leaked overnight. It did not damage the wood but removed every bit of finish where the glow stick was. I have tried denatured alcohol, lacquer thinner, and mineral spirits; nothing seems to soften the finish. Therefore I can't figure out a way to repair it. I don’t mind stripping the top and starting over again, but I don’t want to redo the whole dresser.
I was thinking about stripping just the top and putting on a several thin coats of Waterlox. Any better ideas?