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I was doing some internet research and found this webpage, titled "Preserving and Restoring Furniture Coatings" from the Museum Conservation Institute at the Smithsonian:


This is an incredibly detailed, thorough review of anything and everything that has been used to finish wood projects. It is a two-semester survey course on wood finishes crammed into one webpage.

It is NOT an easy read. It is very long. It is very detailed. It uses a lot of scientific jargon. It is written from the perspective of someone who conserves wood projects for museums.

It is written in English, however. If you are willing to work hard, look up terminology, and dig deep to recall everything your long deceased chemistry teacher had hoped you might retain, then it may be worth your time to read.

If you keep that in mind, then I recommend the article in the link above. It isn't for everyone, but it will be a joy to those who appreciate it. Give it a look to see if it has something for you. The level of detail is something to behold.
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