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Old 07-15-00, 01:39 PM
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I have a cedar wardrobe that has a finish on it that had bubbled. What is the recommended method of removing this finish. Would it be best to sand it or use a paint or varnish remover. I'm not sure what the finish is but it is clear. Thanks for your help
 
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This is one of those situations where what you want to do will determine the best
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If the piece generally looks good (except for the finish) and all you want to do is refinish it, no stains, etc., you will be better off sanding the piece completely. If the finish is from the factory, it's lacquer. After sanding all the marks off you can recoat using an aerosole lacquer. If you're not sure of the finish test a small hidden area with a rag dampened with lacquer thinner. Rub gently. If the rag starts to stick or drag, the finish is lacquer.

If you want to change the finish to a varnish or polyurethane, you must strip.

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