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Re: Old dresser and chest

Posted By: James Schooley <jschooleyfamily@earthlink.net> (0-1pool246-9.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 10/18/3 23:54

In Response To: Old dresser and chest (Kathie Miller)

I think the most likely finish from that perion would be shellac, which is easy to repair and restore. As for scratches, I use a Shellac Burn-in stick for many of these type repairs. If I don't want to strip and sand, which may be the only corse. Start with a mild soap and warm water, dry right away and rub with Naptha and fine steel wool, wipe with a paper towel and when no more dirt and wax shows up move on to a new spot. Once all the dirt is off you can wax and polish, if bare spots are present you will need to recoat with a good wax free Shellac. Make sure the Shellac is not over three years old, then buff with 0000 steel wool and wax.

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