refinishing wood

refinishing wood

Post by PIves0 » Tue, 16 Apr 1996 04:00:00



Dan is right about applying a wood sealant or a product that will help the
wood to absorb the stain more evenly, Minwax makes a pretty good one. You
might also try to go over the wood with a cleaner made from equal parts
turpentineand methelated spirits (ie wood ***) or if not available
denatured ***, using 3x grade steel wool. This will help remove
anymore of the residue of paint left on the wood and help the stain to
penetrate evenly. Have fun!
Paula Ives, London Style Antiques
Dealers and Refinishers of fine Antiques
Dunedin, Fl.  813-733-7901
 
 
 

refinishing wood

Post by Craig17 » Wed, 17 Apr 1996 04:00:00


I strongly suggest that methylated spirits not be recommended. Wood
*** (or methanol), is incredibly toxic and is known to attack the
optic nerve. It has a high skin absorbsion rate.  Denatured would be
better over all.  Ethanol even better.

Craig

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refinishing wood

Post by Elisabeth Broughto » Sat, 20 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Be careful with ethanol also. It is usually denatured with methanol or
acetone. You should have to pay the booze tax on real ethanol so it may
seem expensive.