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Refinishing

You might have found a piece tucked in the back of your favorite antique shop that was full of potential or are furnishing your first home in Bolton real estate and need all of the donations that you can get from family and friends to fill the space. There are all sorts of different reasons why you might want to refinish an old piece of furniture. And this is certainly a project that most people can take on themselves to turn something worn into something that looks like new.

The first thing you're going to want to do is strip the paint off of the piece, if there is any on there. This can be a messy and time-consuming job and there are many different ways that you can do it. If you are not the sort of person who does their projects often and certainly does not own your own woodworking machinery than you might just want to sand off the existing finish. You could also use chemical strippers or paint remover. If you're going to use one of these methods than you should be sure to read the instructions carefully before starting or you might damage the piece that you're trying to restore.

Next you're going to want to sand the wood and fill the grain if needed. You might want to emphasize the grain by using a color that contracts with the natural tones of the wood. Or you could hide it by using a similar tome. You should also research what type of paint or stain you want to use on the finished product. If you're redoing patio furniture Toronto made than you might want a more vibrant tone that will stand out in your garden. Or you could want something that still has that wood look to it.

Water-based stains are usually going to be the best choice for the beginner at this sort of DIY project. Whether you're painting an entire set of custom kitchens Toronto homes or just a small table, it is an easy soap and water clean-up and not impossible to fix if you make a mistake. But you should keep in mind that with oil-based paint it is easier to hide the grain of the wood.

Refinishing furniture can be more than a way of getting some inexpensive pieces for your home. Some people find that it's a fun pastime and interesting to turn something old into something that really suits your Red Hook real estate or even to give as a gift.




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