American Hardwoods
Real American Hardwoods

Glossary of Repair Materials

Boiled linseed oil
A yellowish oil that serves as a lubricant (Do not boil the linseed oil. It has already been boiled.) Where to buy: hardware and home improvement stores, as well as paint stores.

Mineral spirits
Often used to thin or cleanup oil-based paints, stains and finishes. They can also be used to remove wax buildup on furniture and floors. Where to buy: Hardware and home improvement stores as well as paint stores.

Rotten stone
A fine, abrasive limestone powder. Where to buy: Wood refinishing retailers who sell in specialty stores as well as paint stores.

Pumice
An abrasive (harder than rotten stone) derived from volcanic glass. Where to buy: Wood refinishing retailers who sell in specialty stores and via the Internet.

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American Hardwood Information Center

The American Hardwood Information Center (AHIC), located at www.HardwoodInfo.com, provides advice from industry experts on decorating, care and maintenance, design trends, as well as flooring, cabinetry, furniture and millwork product information and specifications, to assist with building material selection for both residential and commercial applications. Step into the world of American Hardwoods and understand why products made from this sustainable and exceptionally beautiful material have been treasured for generations.

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