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Re: coloring chair cane

Posted By: James Schooley <furnitureissues@earthlink.net> (0-1pool247-160.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 5/25/5 10:43

In Response To: Re: coloring chair cane (Greg Scholl)

While lacquer is not the absolute perfect thing to put over cane, when done properly it can look good and will hold up nicely for many years, especially on a chair back. In fact you may need to use lacquer in some cases to achieve the original look. When matching the other chairs in a set you may not have much choice. As for the stain on the back side of a piece of cane, often the odd look there is exactly what you are tryong to match. Test what you are doing on some scraps and if you have dificulty achieving the right look we can help you thriugh that problem. But lacquer on cane chair backs is not the worst thing you can ever do to cane. When done properly it will hold up just fine, and beats brushing a finish on as many may try as an alternative to spray lacquer.

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