Shellac or lacquer?

Old 03-27-02, 02:22 PM
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Shellac or lacquer?

Once old furniture is cleaned w/Napatha, how much drying time needed between the cleaning and applying the finish?

What is the best finish to use on very old furniture (w/basically no residual finish remaining) that's been cleaned but not stripped - shellac or lacquer?

Thanks again! Peggy Sue
Old 03-27-02, 06:36 PM
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If the piece has been wiped down after cleaning with naphtha you can start woith the finish immediately - naphtha dries THAT fast.

If the piece is 19th century or earlier, I'd use shellac, although some early pieces in the early 1900's were finished wiht shellac also (partcularly the early victrolas).

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