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I would like to remove the shellac finish on the tabletop of an antique table. I have read some of the forums and determined that it is shellac. What is the best method(s) for removing the shellac while keeping the stain intact? I plan to reapply a finish.
You can usea rag dipped in denatured alcohol, which evaporates quickly, or use household ammonia (not sudsy ammonia) which has a pungent odor but removes more shellac. If using ammonia do it outside, and/or in a well ventilated space
Bob "Boardman" Borders