Table surface restoration

A very attractive early 20th century hand painted satinwood occasional table.The damage here is a burn mark to one small area of the surface,probably caused by a lit cigarette falling out of an ash tray.The burn has gone through the surface polish and burnt the veneer.

Restoration involves several steps,unfortunately i didn’t take an initial photo of the burn mark and have started the restoration.

First step is to use a reviver,an assortment of ingredients carefully measured and mixed and then applied to the damaged area.The reviver will remove burnt areas within the polish surface and some of the black from the burnt veneer.The next step is to apply a brush coat of yellow ochre only to the small burnt area,this changes the damage from black to yellow,lighter than the surrounding wood colour.Now I fill in and build up the open damaged areas of polish with brush coated transparent shellac.Please see photo’s so far in the restoration process of this fine quality satinwood table.IMG_0254 IMG_0256 IMG_0255

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