|Project by Roz||posted 06-04-2012 04:28 PM||961 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
We got this tired old table in January 2012. I did not want to face another stripping job and had heard about a technique involving a solvent and steel wool that cleans and revitalizes lacquer finishes. Well, it does a good job of cleaning anyway. I may have used the wrong chemical or the finish may not have been lacquer, but it did not work like I had hoped.
So being basically lazy, and still not wanting to strip the table, I decided to use some Minwax urethane with the stain in it. The piece was Ebonized anyway and the previous attempt had gotten rid of the rings and most of the marks, so why not.
It took 3 coats applied with a high quality brush and lite sanding between coats, but it worked reasonably well. The piece did not require repair and looks good enough for my chief critic to use it in her house. I had never used it on furniture before but I am now a cautious fan of Minwax one step finishes.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."