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Butlers Table

Butler Table Restoration

This is an example of a normal refinishing repair (if such exists). This butler table had considerable water damage to the top (see pictures) and side wings.

Because the finish was removed, exposing the unprotected wood, there was an excellent chance that the wood had been contaminated which can create an event called "fish-eye" when a finish is applied. In this instance the finish separates leaving little craters in the finish. This table was stripped, neutralized, washed, and then sealed with a fish-eye sealer.

Next the table received a light staining with an alcohol dye followed by a lacquer coating and then hand rubbed for a satin finish. Brass was polished and reinstalled.