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Posted on WIPE-ON POLY, OIL BASED, over PRE-CATALIZED LACQUER (10 year dining table)

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#1 posted 06-16-2017 04:57 PM



The scuff sanding will work, but I m thinking that table has seen some furniture polish (think silicone) over the years and that will keep pretty much anything form adhering….except shellac. If you are 110% positive it s never been cleaned with that crap from the grocery store, you re good to go. Otherwise, I d clean it thoroughly with TSP (the real stuff, not the fake) and then coat it with dewaxed shellac.

- Fred Hargis

Hello Fred,
Thank you very much for your help!
Yes it has been polished many times before.
I will clean it thoroughly and apply dewaxed shellac first.

Could I do the same to the kitchen cabinets ? They look so dehydrated and dry. Over the years the finish, maybe a pre-catalyzed lacuer, industrial finish most likely, now definitely looks dull.
After the table is done maybe I can do the cabinets the same way.

-- Julian Paul Jones


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