POUL JENSEN Z CHAIR RESTORATION #3: Preparation for refinish

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Blog entry by Tango posted 05-23-2019 01:00 AM 955 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Removal of old finish was a real challenge. Tried with stripping liquid, no real results and very slow. Then with lacquer thinner…meh. Also denatured Alcohol but not happy.
Finally, I opted to scrape all old finish with a card scraper and sand down to bare wood. I don’t know what type of finish they used back then but was impervious to all I applied.


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#1 posted 05-23-2019 12:06 PM

Coming along wel, good to seel. Could it be cellulose laquer on the chair? Often usen at that time and rather crisp and easy to scrape off

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#2 posted 05-24-2019 03:11 AM

Maybe it was but I have no experience removing cellulose lacquer before so I can’t tell. It was fairly easy to scrape off though.

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