With damaged antiques and fine furnishings reparation of the original finish is often the preferred remedial solution. If the piece is not an artifact or of historical significance or, crafted by a renowned artist, repairing damages to an original finish can actually increase value while returning it to presentable condition. A common difficulty for finishers is determining if the finish on a piece is repairable or, if complete refinishing is required. The product review article titled “Repairing an Original Wood Finish” describes how a severely faded, scratched and, worn 1940’s era bureau\cabinet is transformed back to its original and beautiful condition without stripping or complete refinishing. The article addresses several important aspects to finish repair including the amalgamation of fresh plasticizers into original lacquer and shellac topcoats.
The 1940’s era bureau\cabinet featured in this instructional review illustrates a repaired finish that’s absolutely stunning. The wood finish repair and touchup products manufactured by Mohawk Finishing Products, a division of RPM Wood Finishes Group, Inc. performed flawlessly. Both professional and novice finishers are sure to gain valuable insight about repairing original finishes of antiques and fine furnishings.
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