Which Restore-A-Finish? please help...
Hello everyone. I usually hang on the decoration forum but thought someone over here would have some advice.
Bought this desk off CL the other week. It's in need of some TLC. Before I go sanding it was suggested i try Howards Restor a finish.
What color do you recommend? I've been told stain on old furniture over time appears darker. This is close to black in real life. The top is lighter due to having more use. I'd say this was used as a hobby table.
So if it's true that the stain gets darker over time and i'm trying to bring back the original ... would i go with the mahogony color or pick a color such as the dark walnut or ebony brown which is probably closer to the existing color?
What should i use to clean it first?
There's also paint down the one leg and on the side. Suggestions as to how or what to get that off? Doesn't pick off real well and there's a good bit of it.
Here are some pictures.
I don't know of anyone or any place around here that deals with antique/old furniture.
Thanks in advance!
Here is a link that might be useful: Restore A Finish colors