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How to revive a worn finish

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Fix 1: Start with a good cleaning
Rag in hand over chair
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What looks like a worn finish may only
be dirt. Wipe away grime with a soapy
towel for a good start toward reviving
a finish.
Buffing a chair
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To make a random orbit sander
buffing pad, attach the pad to the
grit side of a sanding disc using
adhesive strips. (See Sources.)

Fix 1: Start with a good cleaning

For light wear and a dingy surface, begin by stripping off old wax, oil, and grime. Wipe the surface using a towel and waterless hand cleaner, such as Gojo or Permatex DL. Dry the surface immediately after cleaning, shown in photo right. Then remove old wax and oil by wiping the surface with mineral spirits.

Now apply a coat of paste wax, such as SC Johnson Paste Wax, to fill in tiny scratches and leave an even sheen. Allow the wax to dry to a haze before buffing it by hand, with an inexpensive car buffer, or with a random-orbit sander and a buffing pad shown in photo below right. To avoid damaging the wax finish, don't use spray polishes or "lemon oil" (scented mineral oil and mineral spirits) that will dissolve wax.

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