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Re: hickory rocker

Posted By: James Schooley <jschooleyfamily@earthlink.net> (pmspen1-125.rconnect.com)
Date: 8/29/2 02:13

In Response To: hickory rocker (Beverly Kelley)

I would use laundry bleach to remove the mildew and then put on as many applications of oxalic acid as it takes to bring back a light wood tone. Next rinse with warm water and allow to dry. Sand with 150 grit sandpaper, then stain with a Danish Oil stain, let dry for 36 hours. Apply a few coats of good shellac, no more than 3 years old. Sand between coats with 320 grit sandpaper, lightly, then if a tough finish is needed put on one or two coats of oilbase varnish and buff to a smooth satin sheen with 0000 steel wool or pumice stone and parafin oil. Good luck, James S.

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