Questions mid dining room chair cleaning/restoring...
...and I can't find the cable to connect my camera to the computer to show you the problem.
I'm using mineral spirits, 000 steel wool and a toothbrush to clean older wooden dining room chairs. There is a lot of white hazing after I damp rag the wood. Is that something that needs to be dealt with before I proceed to the 3M Imperial Hand Glaze step?
The other question is about how much damp-ragging is sufficient. There was quite a bit of dirt that came off with the first wipes, I proceeded to a second and then third clean cloth to continue wiping the chair down. The third cloth still has a bit of dirt. I'm almost hearing you shout, "YES" but I'm asking this likely stupid question anyways; should I continue wiping the wood with damp rags until no more whatever it is is coming off? OR does this mean I should go back and do more with the steel wool and mineral spirits? If it matters, the chairs used to be in a house with smokers.
I hope I've made myself reasonably understood, given the lack of pictures. Thanks for your help.