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Old 11-05-2008, 11:28 AM   #1
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Hi;
My mom is trying to clean up a chest of drawers (Ethan Allen), and at one point used wood alcohol, which left white streaking on the finish.

What is the best way to remove this streaking?

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Clean those white streaks with a damp sponge or rag. See if the white streaks disappear when they're wet and return as the water evaporates. If so, then the white streaks are caused by roughness in the surface of the finish, and that tells me the wood alcohol dissolved the finish. It may have been a shellac finish on that chest of drawers, and shellac is soluble in alcohol.
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Yep, she disolved the Shellac.
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Yep, she disolved the Shellac.

If that's the case, probably the easiest way to fix the problem would be to dip a small piece of rag in some shellac and spread a new coat of shellac over the damaged areas (white streaks). If it wuz me, I'd probably thin that shellac with alcohol just to ensure that it self levelled well after being spread.

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Hey gusy;
Thanks for the advice. She was going to try turpentine, but we'll try the wet rag test and see what happens.
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