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Ceruse was originally a lead based treatment to prevent wood from rotting that also highlighted the contrast between the wood and the grain. Old Village can recreate this beautiful finish for your floors or other woods in your home without the use of lead or other harsh chemicals
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Cerused ~ Limed Oak

Cerused or Limed Oak

Cerused Oak was developed back in the 1500s when the French began using a lead based paste to prevent rot in oak beams and panels. This helped protect the wood but also left a beautiful finish that highlights the contrast between the wood and the grain. This finish - called Cerused Oak or Limed Oak - can be used on cabinets, furniture, even hardwood floors, decks and stairs. It is a popular treatment for oak but can also be used on other hard woods.

The Old Village Design Studio uses modern, safe, non-toxic materials to bring a beautiful and unique Cerused Oak look to your floors, doors, cabinets, or stairs. (See our EnveloStrip™ process for safely and quickly removing old paint and finishes from your existing cabinets or doors.)

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Oak Stairs before being cerused



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Ambler, PA 19002 USA
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More than just a Painting Company ~ We Cater to Fine Homes
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348 Railroad Ave
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