Category Archives: CAUTIONS

L is for Lead: A-to-Z-Challenge

Let’s talk about lead as in lead paint, shown right in a Mason Monterey Horseshoe-back Chair, especially in the cream, yellow, and greens.  While we are at it, let’s talk about toxic pigments in antique or vintage paints. We love … Continue reading

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Mixing Rhoplex™ and Micro-crystalline Balloons Teaches Patience!

Just a short post of the wonder of mixing micro-crystalline balloons into Rhoplex™.  Whenever I do this I have to slow way down, and practice patience, which is not one of my virtues.  Currently we have this lovely Louis XIV … Continue reading

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CAUTION #1: When You Bring an Antique Home

by DKP You fell in LOVE.  At the local thrift store, garage sale, or (yes even here) antique store.  Antique stores, especially high end stores, should take care of these things or at least warn you, but we are going … Continue reading

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