Michael Dresdner

straight talk about wood finishing

Anti-acid?

Q: We are getting an increasing amount of mineral calcium deposits in rosewood. Do you know of an effective way to remove them, aside from the acids that are currently available?
A: No, but to be honest, muriatic acid, which is cheap and easily available, works so well and so quickly with most mineral deposits that I never bothered to look for an alternative. The fact that acids, unlike bases, do not discolor most woods keeps it the favored choice for that problem.