Walnut Desk Refinishing Project, Before and After

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Project by Finisherman posted 09-13-2015 04:07 PM 956 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project involved stripping and refinishing only the top of this walnut desk for a customer ( hence the masking). The stain is a walnut wiping stain and the finish consists of a vinyl sealer and two coats of ML Campbell Magnamax, a pre-catalyzed lacquer in a satin sheen.

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#1 posted 09-13-2015 04:15 PM

That’s quite an improvement. You really brought that back to life.

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#2 posted 09-14-2015 12:19 AM

Came out sweet, nice work.

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#3 posted 09-14-2015 02:35 AM

Thanks guys. I appreciate the compliments.

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#4 posted 09-14-2015 04:18 AM

Looks great. Did you chemical strip or sand the old finish?

-- Paul M

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#5 posted 09-14-2015 04:44 AM

Hi Paul:

We always remove old finishes with chemicals, never by sanding. Sanding presents too much risk of damaging the surface, not to mention the fact that it’s a lot more work.

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#6 posted 09-14-2015 06:38 PM

The before is a little more alive; you know, may be you have toned it much?

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