Re: pine trim finish

From: George
Date: 30 Apr 1999
Time: 14:09:38
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Mike: The finish you describe was typical in many homes in the South. As recently as the 1950's pine cabinetry (in the kitchen) and pine trim finished with amber shellac (for the color) was quite popular. You did get lucky, however. Many painters (in the 50's at least) top coated the shellac with varnish for durability - that's a little more involved when it comes to removal.