Care of furniture finishes: NM95-57/7-2-2016E-PDF
"The “finish” of a piece of wooden furniture refers to the surface of the wood and how it may have been changed cosmetically by the builder or altered through use. In most cases, the finish is a discrete coating that protects the wood from soiling, provides some moisture resistance and alters the appearance of the surface. Original furniture finishes have historical, aesthetic and financial value and, as such, should be maintained. Prior to application, furniture finishes may be fluids, solids or semi-solids; in addition, the fluids may be single substances (e.g. oils) or they may take the form of solutions, emulsions or suspensions. Liquid and semi-solid finishes cure to solid form in a variety of ways. A finish may dry by solvent evaporation, by polymerization, by coalescence or by a combination of these processes. Because of this variety of types and the wide range of application techniques, discussions of surface finishes are very complex. A detailed discussion of all surface finishes is beyond the scope of this Note; however, general directions on basic preventive care and cleaning for certain types of coatings found on wooden furnishings are provided"--Introd., p. 3.
|Title||Care of furniture finishes|
|Series Title||Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) notes,|
|Publication Type||Series - View Master Record|
|Other Language Editions||[French]|
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|Note||Issued also in French under title: Le soin du fini des meubles. Cover title. "Originally published in 2002"--p. 2.|
|Number of Pages||9 p.|
|Subject Terms||Artefacts, Furniture, Conservation, Restoration|
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