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Thread: Old English Scratch Cover

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    Old English Scratch Cover

    Okay, this may be off topic, if so just delete it.
    In my joy of all things vintage sewing machines, I often end up with cabinets that are less than beautiful. Lots of years of use and probably very little concern for looks. I enjoy looking at them as much as using them so I try to spiff them up a bit. I just came across this stuff today and am amazed at how easy it is to use, and how fast I got great results!
    Here is the 48 cabinet that I got yesterday.
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    A bit beat up and faded (much like it's new owner.)
    I did a quick job of the right half.
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    Then started on the top.
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    Then the finished cabinet after maybe 10 minutes of work.
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    And the product that I used.
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    I will be using this on most of my cabinets from here on out!
    Jim

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    I've heard of it of course, but never used it. I will.

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    Old English is fabulous stuff. Also, if you need to strip a cabinet in the future, this stuff is awesome: http://www.citristrip.com/product/citristrip-gel. It's a thick gel that doesn't run, and has a pleasant smell so you can use it indoors. And it works great.

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    I use that stuff all the time. Tried to turn my sister on to it. I handed it to her and turned away for just a moment. She squirted it directly on the wood :-/ instead of the cloth. BIG mistake. Now she has a dark squirt mark on her table.
    They also make one for light woods. Awesome product.

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    I always have the light and dark under my sink, wonderful stuff, although over time the wood dries out and it needs done again. Easy Peasy, and done again. Doesn't work so good on furniture that has been spray waxed over time, there isn't any raw-ish wood for the polish to catch into.

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    Wow! What a transformation! I do use Old English furniture polish. I will be on the lookout for this locally. Thanks for the post and to others for backing you up. Must go write that down before I forget

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    I used it over 30 years ago and probably still have some under my sink. Now I'm more inclined to use Howards products.

    Cari

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    Looks great! I'll have to find some for my old cabinets.
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    The Old English scratch cover is great. I use it on the dark woodwork in my house all the time. It comes in a couple different colors. Very useful
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    That was my mom's favorite stuff. Even the smell reminds me of her. I like Howards now. I usually buy it in Antique stores.

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    Yes I use it and also Murphy’s Oil Soap. I am in love with that cabinet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friar_Tuck View Post
    Okay, this may be off topic, if so just delete it.
    In my joy of all things vintage sewing machines, I often end up with cabinets that are less than beautiful. Lots of years of use and probably very little concern for looks. I enjoy looking at them as much as using them so I try to spiff them up a bit. I just came across this stuff today and am amazed at how easy it is to use, and how fast I got great results!
    Here is the 48 cabinet that I got yesterday.
    Name:  IMG_20190109_174716797~2.jpg
Views: 580
Size:  1.46 MB
    A bit beat up and faded (much like it's new owner.)
    I did a quick job of the right half.
    Name:  IMG_20190110_114528017~2.jpg
Views: 577
Size:  1.27 MB
    Then started on the top.
    Name:  IMG_20190110_114256504~2.jpg
Views: 576
Size:  917.5 KB
    And after
    Name:  IMG_20190110_114443771~2.jpg
Views: 575
Size:  1,016.8 KB
    Then the finished cabinet after maybe 10 minutes of work.
    Name:  IMG_20190110_153423992~2.jpg
Views: 576
Size:  1,022.9 KB
    And the product that I used.
    Name:  IMG_20190110_153742040~2.jpg
Views: 576
Size:  704.5 KB
    I will be using this on most of my cabinets from here on out!
    Jim
    I NEED this for my Vintage Singer cabinet. WOW What a difference it made in your cabinet. Thank you for sharing good info.
    Jackie
    Lover of Scrappy, Chocolate and Wine

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    Oh, I should try a bottle of that stuff, it looks great.

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    I have used this product for many years, just want to add a hint that a cabinet maker gave me. If you are putting it on badly weathered wood, put a heavy coat on it, leave it for a day or two, then go back with a handful of clean paper towels and rub it off. Amazing.
    If you always do, what you have always done, The results never change. Change is the wings you give yourself.

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    Been using this product for years. I keep both the light and dark products. I do all my wood work and wood furniture every spring when I do my spring cleaning. I heat with wood for the winter, very drying in my house. Old English brings the shine right back. Wonderful stuff.
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