lime washing

France
January 4, 2007 2:24pm CST
have an old pine table that is begging to be cleaned and brought back to life, can anyone help to bring the life back . Tell me how to lime wash/ whiten this lovely table.
1 response
@nancygibson (3738)
• France
4 Jan 07
Has it been varnished at all? If so you need to strip that off first, but with pine, its often just a case of serious scrubbing with hot soapy water if it is an old bare wood finish. You could lime the grain, but you'll have to varnish it afterwards or at least use a sealing wax of some sort, and I personally think a properly soap scrubbed table looks so much better, plus you can take out all your nagst on it by scrubbing it periodically (much nicer to do than scrubbing floors)