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This 2.3m x 1.2m window took 4 hours from start to finish. It had 4 layers of paint, some enamel some oil based. I used 2.5 litres of Easy Strip.
No heat gun was used.
Rimu T&G wall boards
This project was an old Villa with lovely Rimu T&G wall boards that had been painted with lead-based paint which most strippers can't shift. Easy Strip made the removal of the paint Easy, and safe too, because there are no fumes from the lead paint like you would get from a hot air gun, or the toxic dust that you get from sanding.
Antique Edwardian writing table
This antique Edwardian writing table had something horrible and sticky on the surface, like it had been left in a woolshed for decades. A gentle wipe over the surface using the reviver with fine wire wool revealed the beauty of the inlayed and old French polished top underneath and left it glistening.
This chair had been ruined by dip-stripping leaving the wood grey and lifeless. A light sand to smooth the surface and a wipe over with the reviver brought the wood back to life. No stain has been used, the reviver pulls the natural colour out of the wood.
The English Craftsman Antique Furniture Reviver uses a traditional English recipe with the addition of citrus oil, known for its deep penetration and cleaning ability. It contains the solvents for French polish and wax which is why it is recommended for use on antique furniture in which the finish has become dull by the build-up of wax polish. This reviver will gently remove old, loose and flakey polish and surface grime whilst the oils penetrate deep to restore the natural colour and lustre. Its effect is quite stunning and will instantly transform your furniture.
Apply using a clean cotton rag or fine "0000" grade wire wool depending on the degree of cleaning you wish to achieve. You will see the effect of the reviver almost immediately. Continue until an even colour is achieved all over. Wipe off and buff with a clean cloth or paper towel, observe the dirt coming away leaving the furniture with renewed lustre. You can now wax straight away if needed, but if French polishing, ensure all the oil is off the surface by wiping with a clean rag damped with methylated spirit.
We have used this recipe for many years in our Antique restoration business and perfected its formulation so that you will be amazed at the results. In New Zealand we are finding that our clients have used it to restore sun-bleached window frames and clean skirting boards and household woodwork. Clients also like to use it after hand stripping woodwork as a penetrating oil and before applying a wax finish. It is very effective on dip-stripped woodwork which tends to sap everthing out of the timber leaving it grey and lifeless. Our reviver penetrates deeply to draw out the natural oils in the timber and impart life again.