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Re: Antique pine furniture

Posted By: Greg Scholl <beatkat@adelphia.net> (ct-waterbury1b-56.wtrbct.adelphia.net)
Date: 5/26/4 09:08

In Response To: Re: Antique pine furniture (James Schooley)

A good paste wax is all these usually have on them....If it is a wax finish, Briwax is good and Fiddes has a Supreme wax called "Forest Brown" thats a good one for old pine, and sometimes I'll use thier "Black" on pine that's more the color of Asphaltum, black with amber-yellow tones.You can thin these paste waxes with Turps or a Good quality Mineral spirits and make a slurry about the cosistency of Mayonaise in a seperate container, and apply that with a ScotchBrite pad to re-amalgamate the existing wax, and follow immediately with a cloth to even out the wax,not trying to buff yet, just padding it with the grain, then after letting it set up for 30- 60 min's buff it off using plenty of elbow grease. Follow that up with another application of wax from the can after it dries fully ( now with a light colored wax)....next day usually, and buff again.

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