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Forum topic by Stanley Coker posted 07-08-2017 09:45 AM 562 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Stanley Coker

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07-08-2017 09:45 AM

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I have two columns that a friend of my bought to go in their house that they are remodeling. She got these columns from a millworks place that makes some very nice stuff. Since they were used in a home center show, she got them at a very good price. The only thing the trim/molding on the bottom and top had a piece attached to one side that had to come off and replace the trim/molding. These are beautiful walnut columns, but the only thing I am not sure what the finish is. I am pretty sure it is lacquer. Not being 100% sure, would it be OK to put wipe on poly on the trim that I replaced. There would be some get on the columns where I had to do a little touch up sanding.

I have always heard that you can put anything on lacquer, bot don’t put lacquer on anything.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#1 posted 07-08-2017 12:01 PM

Test it with lacquer thinner. If it dissolves it is lacquer.
Do you want the trip look different form the rest of the column? If not use the same material that is on the rest of the piece.

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#2 posted 07-08-2017 01:25 PM

I think you would be fine .. as long as its a oil base poly.. water base would leave it too bland
or even a rattle can of lacquer would be quick and easy

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