Wood Finishing Of All The Ways To Extend The Life Of Your Furniture Caring For Its Finish Is One Of The Most Important Learn Some Tricks Of The Trade To Ensure Your Furniture Doesn T Have To Be Taken Out On The Gurney Well Before Its Time
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Furniture First Aid Photos by Vic Tesolin Furniture first aid is a broad subject, so I'll be focusing on the most likely 'patients' you'll encounter: wax build-up, scratches, scuff marks, dents and water damage.
Let's roll up our sleeves, don our aprons and get to work.Wax Build-upOften old rocking chair arms will feel sticky; this indicates excessive wax build-up.The same goes for many antiques, where the linseed oil rises to the surface.
The first aid for these patients is simple: dip a clean cloth in turpentine, wring it out until almost dry, and then rub the built-up waxy area until it comes clean.Repeat with a clean cloth as necessary, and if some build-up remains after two tries, lay a cloth - this time with more turpentine - directly on the problem area and leave it there for about 20 minutes to soften the build-up.
If this doesn't do the trick you'll have to resort to using a pad of #0000 steel wool in lieu of the cloth.Once you're satisfied the wax has been removed, wipe the area dry and give the entire piece a protective coat of wax.
ScuffsIf you look at the legs on any piece of furniture, odds...