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Updated: 2014-10-05T00:28:27.168-07:00


Wood Furniture Refinishing


Wood furniture repairs and wood furniture refinishing need to be done right or you can loose value in your furniture and antiques.The first step in wood furniture refinishing is to strip your furniture down to the bare wood. Some people think you can sand off the finish but it is a bad idea to do it this way. Use a chemical like Stripeeze or the like to get all of the old lacquer or paint off of your furniture first.Next you will need to make sure all of the waxes from the hand stripper are removed from the bare wood with lacquer thinner. Wash your furniture off with lacquer thinner until you don't see any stain or color on your paper towel.Next, repair furniture so all loose joints are fixed or any broken pieces are repaired back to the original workmanship of your furniture. You should use a good glue like Tight Bond II or a Hyde glue on your wood furniture and steel clamps to keep everything in place.After repairs you should sand your furniture with 120 - 150 grit sand paper with the grain, also fill any holes and gouges with a wood filler or epoxy filler and sand smooth.Next you will stain your furniture with some sort of an oil based or pigmented wood stain of some sort. Go to your local paint store and have them mix a custom color if you want to match another piece of furniture you own.Next refinish your furniture with a finish you can apply. If you have access to a spray booth you can spray lacquer on your furniture, if you are a novice you may want a wipe on, wipe off oil style finish. Min-Wax makes a good oil/poly mix finish that is easy to use. Make sure you pick the right sheen. Most older furniture is done in a satin finish as to make sure it has some luster but not so much as to show all of the woods blemishes.Congratulations your furniture repair and refinishing is complete, if this process seems to be to much for you, look in your area for a professional furniture refinishing shop to do any or all of these refinishing steps for you.Keep in mind the chemicals used to refinish your furniture are petroleum based and will fluctuate in price with the cost of crude oil. So if you have your furniture refinished by a company or if you choose to do it yourself now you have a better idea of how to refinish wood furniture. PR: wait... I: wait... L: wait... LD: wait... I: wait...wait... Rank: wait... Traffic: wait... Price: wait... C: wait...[...]