Revived Finish

posted 18 Mar 2009, 01:54 by Patrick Robinson   [ updated 9 May 2009, 02:39 ]
Many of the pieces on this site have revived finishes.
After a period of time the original finish on furniture becomes aged. It may be worn thin, scratched, discoloured from liquids, dirty, or crackled from heat or the sun, or most commonly a combination of all occurs.
Reviving the finish involves a combination of cleaning, nurturing and reinvigoration. Just how much of each depends on the characteristics of the patient in question. And so there are different revivers for different patients. I always err on the side of caution and test a small section first.
The aim is to revive the finish with the right potion, and retain all original patina. Not to destroy it with potion overkill. If in doubt, see your Appleyard.

Check out this tasty English Mahogany Chest of Drawers from the Catalogue to see what I mean. Other examples of revived finishes: Georgian oak chest of drawers Biedermeier Influenced Chest of Drawers Georgian Mahogany Gateleg Table
Happy hunting,