I have several marquetry pictures that were made in the the early 1990’s elderly craftsman that have some mold on them. I have read a number of posts about removing mold from furniture so I think I have a plan for cleaning them up. I know that they may have some stains in the veneers that i will not be able to remove and that will probably be OK.
The finish is not in great shape and I am sure that it is damaged below the mold. I am thinking about sanding them lightly to remove the old finish and then refinishing them with Sherwin Williams polyurethane or varnish. I have used both their solvent based and water based for a number of furniture projects. I like the water based but I have questions about using it on marquetry.
If anyone has any experience with a project like this I would love some advice. I know that the veneer will be thin so I can’t sand much but I am afraid to use any kind of finish remover because I don’t know what glue was used for the veneer.
Thanks for your thoughts
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