Michael Malloy

Best Wood Stripper, February 2007

Sanding destroys veneers and carved details, and the chemicals sold to amateurs are often ineffective. If you value your heirlooms, take them to Michael Malloy, who uses solvents available only to the trade and techniques requiring the skill of a pro. One client discovered bird’s-eye maple under coats of paint on a $30 desk from Goodwill.