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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 2:30:41 PM on 28 September 2021.
Nhanwell's Gravatar
 Location: Mount Lawley, WA
 Member since 12 September 2017
 Member #: 2167
 Postcount: 48

I'm currently restoring the cabinet of a lovely 1931 Emmco Console set.
It seems to have an original shellac finish - but, I'm assuming polished over with furniture wax.
If I wet it down with Meths and wipe it down, theres a white residue on the surface.
I'm assuming this is furniture wax.
Is there a way to get the wax off - or is it just keep persisting with metho, wire wool and a cloth to wipe it off?

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 7:43:39 PM on 28 September 2021.
Ian Robertson's Gravatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
 Member since 31 December 2015
 Member #: 1844
 Postcount: 2013

Could I suggest that you have a read of the postings by Vintage Pete, right here in the Cabinet Repairs section?

Pete is the guru. You won't find better advice.

However, metho will always make shellac go white. I'm sure Pete says something about this.

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