Rottenstone powder , also known as "Tripoli", is a very fine abrasive for polishing French polish finishes.
Also used to create aged effect.
- Ideal for producing an "aged" dusty look on newly restored antiques, modern furniture and picture frames etc.
- Cuts back French polishes
- Can be used wet or dry
Apply with a light oil such as liquid paraffin or linseed oil and a cotton or felt pad. Dip the pad into the oil
and then into the Rottenstone. Using moderate pressure rub along the grain until the desired level of
sheen is achieved. Wipe off excess with a cotton cloth then wipe over with a cloth dampened with white
spirit to remove the oil film. Allow to dry before applying a wax. Liberon Ultra Fine Steel Wool (0000) may
be used for preliminary cutting back.
For an aged effect on gilded surfaces lightly dust the surface using a pounce or soft brush and then blow
or lightly brush off excess Rottenstone leaving the dust to lie in the recesses.
* Colour may vary slightly from that shown