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Re: refinishing a dresser

Posted By: James Schooley <furnitureissues@earthlink.net> (0-2pool241-217.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 8/14/5 16:27

In Response To: refinishing a dresser (Heather Heldman)

You can achieve a dark antique look with a dark wax, (this can be easily removed later with paint thinner) rubbung off where you like to reveal the wood beneath by buffing with a cotton cloth. Or a more permament solution would be to clean well with a mild dish soap, wipe dry immediatly and sand lightly with 180 grit sand paper, then coat several times with a dark shellac, mix dark flake and alcohol, such as woodworkerssupply.com offers. The hardware can be found at vandykes.com or at the whitechapel web site. Light sand with 320 grit open coat sand paper between coats, using the sand paper to burn through the edges as you have described.

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