Good Questions: How To ReFinish This Chair?

Good Questions: How To ReFinish This Chair?

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Maxwell Ryan
Nov 27, 2006
Hello AT, I bought this dining table and chairs for their elegant lines and curves and good quality wood. But I can’t stand with the chair’s old paint finish. It looks dirty and greasy even after I cleaned it. ( I used McFate’s Restorz-It cleaner). I will re-upholster the seat cushion (maybe red toile to complement the green tone of the chair). But what should I do with the chair’s finish? I’ve tried to put a thin layer of paint on it (Benjamin Moore: Abingdon Putty:HC99) by trying not to destroy the veining of the original finish, but it looks bad.

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I don’t want to just cover it with paint and get an opaque cheap look. Does anyone have good tips about re-finishing the furniture? Should the old paint be stripped or just paint over it? Or should I ask for professional help? It must cost a lot. Any recommendation for reasonable priced refinisher in MA? Thanks a lot! Anita Dear Anita, We recommend this stuff: Peel Away, since we were tipped off to it. Anyone else??
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