Introduction: Duncan Phyfe Table Restoration

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Restoring a nice piece of furniture which had been ruined with paint.

Step 1: Duncan Phyfe End Table Removing the Old Paint

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Removing the old paint,I learned a tip from an older refinisher . I sprayed the table with oven cleaner. Once it is sprayed you leave it on working for about ten minutes I used a plastic straight edge scrapper. I then rinsed it off with water.

Step 2: Respraying Oven Cleaner

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Sometime the old finish or paint has to be removed in stages.It has to be sprayed two or three times to remove all.Once you are finished spaying and scrapping rinse it off for the final time.Depending how much rinsing you need.I then put it in front of a fan to fully dry it off.Can you imagine the amount of sanding especially in the small cravaces.

Step 3: Finishing the Stain and Poly

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Once the paint and old poly has been taken off it can be restrained and refinished with poly.


Dui ni shuo de dui (author)2016-12-29

Thanks for the tip of the oven cleaner, it's a neat idea :)

your welcome it has saved me hours of sanding.

jveazey made it! (author)2016-11-18

Took a great piece that was painted and brought it back to original condition.

tytower (author)2016-11-14

All that work why not restore the old shellac finish

jveazey (author)tytower2016-11-17

I used what the lady who it belonged to,had furnished

jveazey (author)2016-11-15

The oven cleaner removed all the old finish. I wrote poly in the detail contents,but it was actually varnish I do this kind of work for a part time pass time.The lady who owned the table brought me the stain and finish she wanted.

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