Before, during and after restoration

Photos showing before during and after shots of a pair of Antique late Victorian mahogany balloon back dining chairs.The original surface finish has been cleaned with a mixture of Methylated spirits,Pure Turpentine,Acetic acid,Brasso, Washing up liquid, and Ammonia.Given a good shake this emulsion of ingredients is very effective at removing the build up of dirt and grime,water marks,paint(from when people have redecorated a room and not protected the furniture)very rare to come across old furniture that doesn’t have paint spots on it 🙂 All the stuff that obliterates and hides the natural beauty of wood and isn’t desirable as patina.

Another fine job done by Chris Roe at furniture Restoration Manchester

Another fine job done by Chris Roe at furniture Restoration Manchester

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