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How to strip wax from furniture?

I'm looking to strip wax from old oak furniture to revarnish it.

Any idea if wax remover is available in Switzerland and if so, what it it called in the German speaking part of the world?

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I'm looking to strip wax from old oak furniture to revarnish it.

Any idea if wax remover is available in Switzerland and if so, what it it called in the German speaking part of the world?

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For sure you can get various solvents that will remove wax, not least the special wax remover used for ski servicing. Whether that would be suitable or not for furniture I have no idea, but some years ago stripped oak was the rage in the UK, and the norm at that point was to remove not just the wax, but the accrued dirt and patina as well, from old furniture. I think acid baths were sometimes used, but the normal home method was a sander and a wire brush.
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I'm looking to strip wax from old oak furniture to revarnish it.

Any idea if wax remover is available in Switzerland and if so, what it it called in the German speaking part of the world?

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It's called Abbeizer - not really an undertaking that you can do yourself though with any degree of real success. I would recommend having it done professionally, if you really want a good job done. Otherwise, have a look for Natronlauge
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It's called Abbeizer - not really an undertaking that you can do yourself though with any degree of real success. I would recommend having it done professionally, if you really want a good job done. Otherwise, have a look for Natronlauge
Is Natronlauge not just Baking Soda? How would one use that?
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Is Natronlauge not just Baking Soda? How would one use that?
Not quite - Natronlauge is caustic soda. Baking soda is Natron. You shouldn't be using anything more than a 10% mixture, because I believe it's corrosive...

On the fly have just found a page on how to go about it, but it's in German, am afraid:

Abbeizen mit Natronlauge
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I'm looking to strip wax from old oak furniture to revarnish it.

Any idea if wax remover is available in Switzerland and if so, what it it called in the German speaking part of the world?

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I use this one on almost everything, from paint through to polish.


It's very easy to use, just paint it on with a brush and let it work for about 30 min.
Take a good flat scraper and scrape of the surface with the rest of the RICO.
Before you start to sand anything, wash the wood with warm clean water.
Selling points, Migros DIY, Coop DIY and Jumbo.
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I'm looking to strip wax from old oak furniture to revarnish it.

Any idea if wax remover is available in Switzerland and if so, what it it called in the German speaking part of the world?

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Hey CC

Plenty of help available in yt. I hope this link helps.





In German..., "Intensivreiniger" from Natural


http://natural-farben.de/Reinigung-P...00-lt::79.html

Harry
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