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The original finish was nitrocellulose lacquer, and it has completely exceeded its life, and is barely there. What is left will interfere with any finish you put over the top. All the suggestions to try this or that polish will do more harm than good. You don't want to put silicone sprays, or oil into the wood, which will interfere with putting a proper lacquer, or shellac, or oil polyurethane finish on later. Water polyurethane is a bad joke, it will not hold well at all, and get all kinds of whitish spots, and peel off.
Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Refinishing This Antique Vanity?
|2/10/09 11:51 PM|
Genevieve- Applying paint or dye to the cart will make a horrendous mess of it. You can probably remove much of the yellowing by applying compound and then polishing it. It is the best technique, one that we utilize restoring yellowing damages to plastic, finishes, and fiberglass at Olek Lejbzon & Co.
Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | The Boby by Joe Colombo: Revisiting a Classic
|8/16/08 9:59 AM|