Last Saturday, I bought the treadle. During the week, I cleaned them with GooGone oudoor grill spray. Great stuff, no fumes, really liquified the dirt so it rinsed off. My husband lightly sanded them and then sprayed them with the best Rustoleum. They look like an exquisite sculpture to me. So beautiful. Now, to get the cabinet refinished and put a Singer 237 inside. I think that will take a lot longer.