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05-11-19, 02:04 PM
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Posted By lunytnz

Thanks for the tips! After more research, I...

Thanks for the tips!

After more research, I decided to strip it with lacquer thinner (which worked surprisingly well!)

I then applied the original stain again and it looked great!
I had some...
04-28-19, 10:59 AM
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Views: 585
Posted By lunytnz

Question Help refinishing cherry stair railing with lacquer

One of the caps on the posts of my stair railing needs refinishing. It recently came loose, as well, so that makes it easy to refinish in the garage, rather than on the stair railing (and in the...
07-25-18, 08:58 PM
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Views: 5,115
Posted By lunytnz

UPDATE: Here's what I did and here's what...

UPDATE: Here's what I did and here's what happened next.
I decided to try wet-sanding with the mineral spirits and it didn't make much difference as far as removing the old coats of oil finish.
I...
07-22-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,115
Posted By lunytnz

Thanks for the helpful replies! (sorry for the...

Thanks for the helpful replies! (sorry for the delayed response; I've been waiting for warm weather)

I went at it with #0000 steel wool and mineral spirits. It removed the sheen but, other...
12-02-17, 04:19 PM
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Posted By lunytnz

Question Fixing a teak oil refinish that didn't turn out well

A couple of months ago, I refinished my teak dining table by rubbing on 4-5 coats of teak oil with fine steel wool (the finish kept soaking in, leaving some dry spots, so kept doing more coats). I...
02-02-14, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,069
Posted By lunytnz

Smile Just a follow-up to say that, after 18 months,...

Just a follow-up to say that, after 18 months, the finish on the table is holding up great! I've been very impressed at how effective restoring the natural finish with teak oil has been.
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Posted By lunytnz

Parts for Bemis Rain Master gutter and downspout

I had a REALLY hard time finding replacement parts for my downspouts. They are RainMaster, by Bemis. But, Bemis doesn't make them anymore. They sold off that part of the company. But, I *finally*...
10-19-12, 08:59 PM
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Views: 15,069
Posted By lunytnz

I hope you're right Furd. We'll see how it holds...

I hope you're right Furd. We'll see how it holds up to the daily use and abuse around my household (small munchkins abound).
10-19-12, 12:43 AM
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Views: 15,069
Posted By lunytnz

Thanks for the replies. I *DID* decided to go...

Thanks for the replies. I *DID* decided to go with the teak oil over the Restor-a-Finish.

I used some super-fine (0000) steel wool to rub it in. I did 3 applications, waiting about a day in...
10-14-12, 11:48 PM
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Views: 15,069
Posted By lunytnz

How to restore/maintain teak dining table

I have a Danish Teak dining table that I would like to refresh without a lot of effort. It has some light scratches and some light spots, but is in pretty good shape, overall.

I'd love to know...
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Posted By lunytnz

Smile Gas Fireplace pilot lights, but not main burner - fixed!

Thanks to great info in the archives that helped me troubleshoot the problem with my gas fireplace, it's now fixed! Yay!

But, the problem was a bit different than others I read about, so thought...
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