'Aging' new paneling

To the real estate editor: I have always enjoyed reading your columns and have gained good ideas. A few weeks ago someone asked about finishing pine paneling and you suggested the usual varnish, etc. I would like to recommend what I did on pine paneling in 1948, and today everyone speaks of its beauty.

On the raw wood, I used Golden Oak Minwax. I applied it by cloth, wiping off any excess. The next day I gave it another coat. When the color seemed right, I rubbed the paneling with pumice and steel wool.

The result is paneling that looks well aged. 52900100027326 NOVEMBER 15, 1981

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