Imbuya restoration





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    Default Imbuya restoration

    We have recently received a beautiful 10-seater ball and claw dining room table from the estate of my mother in law.We have now painstakingly removed all the old water and heat damaged varnish with spirits and fine steel wool. What should we apply to both bring out the natural colour of the wood and at the same time have a low maintenance surface on a table in daily use?

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    We've used:

    http://www.plascon.co.za/products/pr...0&ProductID=79

    Use the X44 suede clear - preferably not anything 'gloss'.

    or

    http://www.woodoc.com/products/12

    Both are polyurethane.

    Then every 2 months

    http://www.woodoc.com/categories/4/products/10
    Toyotas

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    Maybe I should add that most of our antique furniture such as dressing tables and cupboards are only treated with the furniture oil/wax after restoration.


    We went the polyurethane route where there was a high possibility of future damage i.e. for tables and chairs.
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    There is a better route. Make a mix as follows:

    1/3 Clear polyurethane
    1/3 White spirits (not vinegar)
    1/3 Furniture oil ( I use Shell Vitrea 22)

    This gives you a product that is as close as I can get to Rubbol matt varnish.

    You cannot keep this mix as it will gel overnight.

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