What finish to use on antique dresser after fire restoration?
A while back I posted a picture of a dresser that was one of the only 2 pieces we were able to save after a house fire. These were inherited, all of my newer furniture was destroyed. My question was- to paint or not to paint? And, the overwhelming response was not to paint. Well, I didn't paint it and spent quite some time cleaning the soot first with a vinegar and water mixture to eliminate the smell then with some Murphy's oil soap. I uncovered some beautiful Birdseye maple accents which unfortunately are not very visible in the pictures. Now I'm wondering what kind of wax or finish to use to enhance the wood grain?