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Posted by Jules on May 21st, 2001 10:36 PM
In reply to Old Shellac by Henry in MI on May 21st, 2001 10:26 PM [Go to top of thread]

thanks for the cleaning advice - I had read that alkalis were tough on shellac, and since I make my own soap (with a naturally high pH) I was pretty sure it was out and a more gentle surfactant was in! Thanks for the confirmation.

I'll give the cleaning a good try first, then see how bad the shellac is...I'm reasonably sure that it needs refinishing, but I haven't been able to inspect it as closely as I'd like - my landlady is kinda paranoid after some of the stunts pulled by a previous tenant!

Once the cabinets are done, then I can attack the doors and baseboards (all done in the same wood!)


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