Saturday, May 17, 2014

Refinishing heavily "washed" oak chairs

Chairs in situ.Fabric was changed from what is displayed here. This is a very light wash.
The dining room chairs had been heavily "white-washed" and spattered. Stripped off old finish. Followed methyl chloride strip with hot sodium hydroxide scrub and then clean water rinse. Sodium hydroxide seems to get wood cleaner and you don't use gallons of very corrosive lacquer thinner. Sodium h. can be diluted with vinegar and thereby rendered benign.

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