Michael Dresdner

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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Q: I am finishing alder with Daly’s Benite and CrystalFin, spraying with a Fuji gun and #55 needle. I have been using water damp cloths as tack rags. I am getting white spots in the dried finish. Most areas are fine, but some of the areas look like white overspray. The spots are down in [...]

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Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Q: I have a solid teak dinning table that has a very bad and large dark water stain and I would like to get it out. How do I go about doing that? A: Be aware that not all black water stains will come out. However, those that do usually respond to oxalic acid, but [...]

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Water stains in black and white

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Q: I made a cherry rocking chair for a client about 4 years ago. It has a Danish Oil finish. He recently called and told me that his wife had the chair setting next to her ironing board and now has water spots on the chair. He asked what to do to fix the water [...]

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