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#266581 by ryanbp01 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:52 pm

I have a sewing rocker I have removed most of the finish from which I have reason to believe is shellac through scraping. I'm not wild about using chemical stripper. Would denatured alcohol make the process any easier? I'm planning on teaching myself how to cane the seat.

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Re: Finishes

#266587 by BuckeyeDennis » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:38 am

If the finish is shellac, then denatured alcohol will dissolve it. If it doesn’t, it’s not shellac.

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Re: Finishes

#266605 by BobCoates1953 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:22 pm

Like Buckeye said, but use steel wool to remove the softened material. One nice think is it won't remove patina.

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