The Cotton Ball Test

Not sure what type of finish you have?

There's an easy way to tell whether an old finish is going to need Formby's® Furniture Refinisher or Formby's® Paint & Poly Remover.

1) Dampen a cotton ball with acetone-based nail polish remover.
2) Choose an inconspicuous test spot and dab it with the cotton.

If the cotton sticks or the finish softens, it's varnish, lacquer or shellac. Use Formby's® Furniture Refinisher.

If there is no effect, it's a polyurethane finish. Use Formby's® Paint & Poly Remover.






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