247. Old Wood Work to Keep Clean

Old woodwork, that is so hard to keep
clean, can be made to look like new grained wood, by first painting it

with cream colored paint to give a body alike, and when dry go over it

with a dark oak varnish stain; with a little practice it can be made to

look like grained wood. The varnish dries quickly and leaves it darker in

some places. Any old furniture can be treated in the same way.