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Blake Olson wrote at 2014-06-25 22:22:34
From reading an old book on refinishing, I found a wonderful cleaning mixture. It has really changed the way I approach certain pieces for refinishing or restoration.

The mixture is 1:1:1, turpentine, denatured alcohol, and linseed oil with a splash of vinegar. Wipe down a piece or area, leave it on for 30 minutes and wipe off with a rough cloth.

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We can answer questions about wicker repair and restoration, chair seating[caning-rush-splint-danish cord] , brass and copper polishing, veneering and veneer repair. WE WILL NOT GIVE APPRAISALS or answer "WHATS IT WORTH" questions. If you want a value, contact us for our current costs for this service.


Just entered our 40th year doing this work. We started in Fl and have been in NC for the last 15 years. We have a web site where we have alot of information about us and a blog at where we have many before and after photos of our work.We also are experienced in Fiat Jolly Seats and other automobile seating and work on Horse Drawn Carriage pieces.

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