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Re: Duncan & Phyfe set Refinishing tips reques

Posted By: James Schooley <jschooleyfamily@earthlink.net> (0-1pool246-221.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 5/22/4 03:01

In Response To: Duncan & Phyfe set Refinishing tips requested (SilverWhiskers)

You may have best results with lacquer and related products. Find a good supplier and use all their line as it will all be compatable with it's self and will reduce experimentation and mistakes. I use a lot of Mohawk products, they are a fair middle of the road line designed for the professional. A refinisher in your area may help you get what you need from them, they have a few qulifications that might weed out the hobby type user. The fillers are like a paste that dries in the grain and is wiped and sanded off befor finishing, The color was a mahogany of a dark rich red-brown. Visit an antique store with some color swatches for a sample of the color. A Mohawk catalog has explanations for all the products and how they are used. The toners are a tinted lacquer that will allow you to shade the dark areas around the edges, a Van Dyke color would be good here. I am using a Cordovan Mahogany stain for a starting color and then glazing with Van Dyke on top of that.

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