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Re: Restoring a 150yo Scandinavian Pine Table

Posted By: Jim Cole (64-40-66-162.dialup.mebtel.net)
Date: 2/27/2 17:35

In Response To: Restoring a 150yo Scandinavian Pine Table (Victor)

Wash the top with mineral spirits (paint thinner) then was with mild soap and water, do not soak it just dampen rinse and wipe dry. It may take several washings with both treatments to get it clean then try oxalic on the stains and see it it will help. The stains may be oil which can be treated with a light solvent like naptha then covered with cat litter to soak up the oil, again it may take several treatments. I would mechanically remove the filler and leave the gap. A light sanding or steel wooling to remove any loose wood fibers will help. I'm not sure how you will get it to turn grey Old Growth generally turns wood a brown color, you may have to experiment with different types of treatment. Is Fiddes a varnish? If it is a good coating with that will help preserve the table.

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