Posted by Elaine (18.104.22.168) on July 04, 2003 at 15:58:36:
I am about to receive a bedroom set which belonged to my grandparents (bed, two dressers and mirror). When my parents inherited it, they decided to have it refinished. My father asked for the set to be stripped and stained. The refinishers did the set and THEN told him that stain was not an option due to the wood from which the set was made (I have never believed this - and also believe they should have confirmed this before ever touching the wood). To the best of my knowledge, what they applied is basically a paint finish made to look like wood (only in color - there is no visible grain). This set is at least 50-60 years old and I really want to keep it for its sentimental value, if nothing else. A very quick look at it recently makes me think it is suffering the effects of probably humidity (there are some pale to whitish tones on some areas but they are not water spills) or dirt and grime from years of hands. I would like to know if your product would be considered appropriate to try to at least clean up this set until I find out what else can be done about the current finish. Thank you for your time and attention.
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