refinishing an old desk


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Old 07-31-01, 05:13 PM
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I have an old desk with a flip down type front. Its at
least 50+ years old. I have had a very hard time with it.
It has more than 6 layers of old varnish on it. I am finding
a new color each time. I got a spot that looks like its
almost to the wood, but its still a reddish color, which could still be stain or varnish. I still can't tell what wood it is. Can you suggest an easy way to get it off??
I have stripped furniture before, but nothing this bad.
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Old 07-31-01, 05:32 PM
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I've heard of a product that supposed to be great at removing multiple layers of finish. It's called Peel Away. For more information on this product visit their web site at:

http://www.dumontchemical.com
 
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Old 08-04-01, 06:00 AM
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I've used a great product called Miracle Eraser http://www.miracleeraser.com After several different projects, I can say it's the best all around furniture stripper that I've used. It does have a little odor, but it is safe, quick and easy. On a project like yours, you might want to get 2 or 3 packages, depending on how much is still left unstripped. It will wear as you use it, allowing it to mold to those curved and grooved shapes that you have. good luck with it.
 
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Old 08-06-01, 11:41 AM
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Thanks, I have not seen Miracle Eraser out and
about. Do you think Home Depot would have it?
That is the only big chain like that around here.
 
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Old 08-07-01, 05:36 PM
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The correct web site is http://www.dumondchemicals.com. The product you want touse is PEEL AWAY 7 and it will do the removal in one application keeping the natural color of the wood. Available at Sherwin Williams paint stores
 
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Old 08-08-01, 07:06 PM
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Hy:

Thanks for the correction. I hadn't bookmarked the site and was writing the address from memory, which isn't always what I'd like it to be!!
 
 

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