Was asked to do a bit of restoration work on an old piece for a client. Its a display table with ball and claw feet. My guess is it was made sometime before the 1930's. I have to disassemble it as all the glue joints have come lose and will be re gluing it then cleaning and spraying at least 2 coats of shellac. I did a bit of cleaning on it yesterday with DA to see what would come back and if in fact it was shellac as I suspected or possibly lacquer.
My question is should I use a 1# or 2# cut for spraying. There are too many "nooks and crannies" in the details to brush this or to pad so spraying would be the best option imo.
I have sprayed a 1# cut to use as a sealer but this is going to be the finish coat(s)
Schedule is as follows.
disassemble and clean all parts, make repairs where necessary.
reassemble with hot hide glue
wipe down with DA cleaning all the dirt and dust and getting a clean surface
spray a coat of shellac
rub down with 00 steel wool and lube
if sufficient build then rub down with 0000 steel wool and lube then paste wax and buff.
Any advice would be appreciated should I be stepping wrong here.
Also bear in mind this table isn't any "certified antique" and it was modified many years ago. And although this project is a restoration it is more for appearance and to repair the structure of the piece. I am trying to keep it as original as possible.
this will also be my first venture into the world of hot hide glue! Here, hold my soda and watch this! Yolo!
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