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cerusing

English translation: refinishing technique for wood

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English term or phrase:cerusing
English translation:refinishing technique for wood
Entered by: Gayle Wallimann
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22:36 Mar 11, 2004
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Tech/Engineering - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng / product info
English term or phrase: cerusing
e.g. cerusing brush, cerusing wax
in product info on Liming Wax

context:
Open the pores of the wood with the cerusing brush, remove the dust and apply the CERUSING WAX in circles so that the wax penetrates well into the pores of the wood. Let dry and wipe the excess with the LIBERON BLACK BISON WAX. Polish following drying.

but see here:
Application tools: - Liming brush (brass or brassed steel), cotton cloth, cotton wisp, steel wool.
(ergo, cerusing = liming?)
anglista
Local time: 01:40
technique to open wood pores
Explanation:
It's a technique that opens the wood pores, the wood grain will stand out after cerusing.

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Note added at 17 mins (2004-03-11 22:54:31 GMT)
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http://www.m-w.com/home.htm
To ceruse means to apply white pigment, making the grain stand out.

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Note added at 20 mins (2004-03-11 22:56:55 GMT)
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To lime means to apply a white substance also, so I do think that the words are synonyms. Cerusing brush = liming brush.
Both can be found in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary (see link).
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Gayle Wallimann
Local time: 01:40
Grading comment
Thank you very much
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4 +4technique to open wood pores
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technique to open wood pores


Explanation:
It's a technique that opens the wood pores, the wood grain will stand out after cerusing.

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Note added at 17 mins (2004-03-11 22:54:31 GMT)
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http://www.m-w.com/home.htm
To ceruse means to apply white pigment, making the grain stand out.

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Note added at 20 mins (2004-03-11 22:56:55 GMT)
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To lime means to apply a white substance also, so I do think that the words are synonyms. Cerusing brush = liming brush.
Both can be found in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary (see link).

Gayle Wallimann
Local time: 01:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you very much

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
12 mins
  -> Thanks, Vicky.

agree  Florence B: ceruse is white lead, lead carbonate - nowadays it is forbidden (at least for furniture, I use some) - but there are some replacement products. Lime is something else (calcium oxyde or calcium hydroxyde) but is white as well and can be used for whiting.
1 hr
  -> I've never done any refinishing, but my Mom used to love to do this kind of thing as a hobby.

agree  chopra_2002
6 hrs
  -> Thanks.

agree  senin
2 days13 hrs
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