As you can see, there is something stuck in the residue
Asked on Oct 13, 2017
Residue on the lid of a Vintage Lane Cedar Chest
The cedar chest was in my parent's Closet for probably 30+ years. All kinds of things were stacked on the lid. When I finally drug it out, I found a sticky residue on a portion of the lid . In addition there is fabric or cardboard stuck in the gunk in several places. I have tried oil soap, gentle sanding but not much progress. Is sanding, refinishing my only hope? I hate doing that because it may be difficult to find the right shade. An suggestions very much appreciated.
There is only this section that is a mess. The other half of the lid is fine
It appears that whatever was spilled - I think it may have been an old breath freshing product called BINANCA that my father used - it appears to have already eaten through the finish.