7/27/2012 2:44:00 PM
which product to use/test
I''ve purchased an intriguing German hall bench
with ornate "green man" carving on the back and lovely dovetail joinery. Someone "antiqued" it (wasn''t that a fad in the 60s?) with a red paint (I''m guessing oil based) or opaque stain.
There are brush streaks visible in the red; I can see the dark finish underneath. I don''t know what finish is, or the type of wood (maybe walnut, not pine for sure). turnining the bench upside down didn''t help me identify anything.
I have used Circa refinisher with success on a 1930s demi-lune table that was varnished. It was a much less complicated project. I am a beginner.
It would be perfect if I could reconstitue the bench''s current finish, whatever it is, melding, thinning and smoothing it out for a more translucent effect and eliminating dings and scratches, without the goal of taking the bench back to its original finish.
But the "select the right product chart" (very handy!) indicates that the Circa refinisher would not work with paint of any kind.
I hate to buy a new container of the refinisher to do a test because of the product''s volatility and the extreme heat we''re having this summer. I don''t want to have to store it.
If I have to strip the bench rather than reconstitute the finish, it will take foerever to get into all the nooks and crannies of the carving.
Suggestions, anyone, for how to test the red paint or stain to determine if I can use the refinisher(without having any of the refinisher on hand)?
7/31/2012 7:10:58 AM
RE: which product to use/test
Unfortunately, the only way to know if the Furniture Refinisher is going to work would be to test it on the surface.
I think your best option is the Furniture Stripper, which will be the most efficient at removing the finish from the nooks and crannies.
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