-- The Home Page of the Finishing Industry
23+ years of serious education, promoting Aloha,
& the most fun you can have in metal finishing smiley
    no popups, no spam
on this site
current topics
topic 9896

Refinishing of old Wood and Leather Trunk


I am trying to refinish an old trunk. I found some information on this subject already posted. However, my trunk has wooden slats, leather stripping, and steel hardware. How do I clean each? I know the de-natured alcohol should be used on the wood, but the leather, etc. Also, I guess the rest is canvas covered.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Sue Taylor
- Pocatello, Idaho, USA


Just wash down the metal and leather w /warm water. The canvas was always glued w / animal glue, which is water soluble. I always used a wet sponge and a scraper if the canvas just couldn't be cut out. Keep your sanding at a minimum. Recently, I've been refinishing w/ a colonial maple stain. All hardware painted w/ a semi-gloss black. This keeps it simple, and is a great look.

James R Smedley
- Long Branch, New Jersey

This public forum has 60,000 threads. If you have a question in mind which seems off topic to this thread, you might prefer to Search the Site

ADD a Comment to THIS thread START a NEW threadView CURRENT TOPICS

Disclaimer: It's not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations may be deliberately harmful.

  If you need a product/service, please check these Directories:

JobshopsCapital Equip. & Install'nChemicals & Consumables Consult'g, Train'g, SoftwareEnvironmental ComplianceTesting Svcs. & Devices

©1995-2018, Inc., Pine Beach, NJ   -   About   -  Privacy Policy
How Google uses data when you visit this site.