Re: Old oil cloth stuck to oak highchair


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Posted by David Rodriguez (148.233.226.162) on September 25, 2003 at 15:46:32:

In Reply to: Old oil cloth stuck to oak highchair posted by Deniece on July 06, 2003 at 23:56:56:

: Among my many projects for the Wood Elixir I just ordered is an oak high chair, about 60 years old. It has decals on the back, which I understand will remain safe during this process. However, this chair was stored for probably 40 years in my grandmother's
: loft over the garage. In order to "protect" it, it was covered with what I think was oil cloth. Over many summers of high heat and humidity, this oil cloth
: dried out and adhered to a spot on the top of the chair, approximately 1" X 2." It is as hard as concrete and will not budge under fingernail pressure. I have not attempted any other removal methods yet. (I don't want to have to completely strip and refinish this chair.) Any suggestions? Perhaps heat from a hair dryer? I'm willing to try anything, but wanted to ask first, rather than enquiring later about repairing damage I might inflict using the wrong method or chemical. Cheers.





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