Furniture Finishes

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How to Give Furniture a Shabby Chic Makeover

Have a boring piece of furniture? Give it new life with a shabby chic look in 5 steps.

How to Fix Furniture Finishes

Get your wood furniture looking like new.

Answering Furniture Painting and Finishes Questions

All your questions about furniture painting answered.

Making Outdoor Chair Cushions Last

Making them last longer can be quite a tough job.

Differences of Satin and Semi-gloss Polyurethane Finishes

Choose the right finish to achieve the look you want.

Guide to Varnished Finishes

Varnished wood should be protected.

Varnish Info

Now when I say "varnish," I do not mean polyurethane. Varnish as a finish is really quite old, being

Types of Furniture Finishes

There are as many different ways to classify furniture finishes as there are people to make up the classifications.

Tung Oil Info

One of the really great finishes available today (and under rated in my opinion), is tung oil. Most of

Putting the Finishing Touches on Your Wood

Wood Stain Is available in oil-based, water-based and gel formulations. The two major types of wood

Polyurethane Info

Let's talk about what is probably the most widely used (by homeowners) furniture finish today: polyurethane.

Guide to Shellac Furniture Finishes

Old furniture may have a shellac finish, probably refinished at home. Knotty pine rooms also were normally

Guide to Oil Finishes on Furniture

The oil finish can have many names, from countries (i.e., French, Danish, Dutch) to brands. Basically

Guide to Antique Furniture Finishes

Antique Wood Furniture, because of its value, should be approached carefully by any do-it-yourselfer.

How to Finish a Wood Table with Wood Wax

A waxed finish on a wood table looks highly luxurious.

How to Finish a Coffee Table with Epoxy Resin

It's important to finish a coffee table before it is used.

How to Wash Sticky Polyurethane Off Your Hands

Not all varieties clean up with soap and water.

What Is the Best Way To Apply Varnish?

Consider the time for each coat to set.

Wooden Furniture: Simple Sanding Guide

Use the right paper, tools, and techniques.

Water-Based Polyurethane vs Oil-Based Polyurethane

Polyurethane comes in both oil based or water based formulas

Oil Finishes for Wood: Linseed Oil vs Danish Oil

Danish oil and linseed oil are two popular oil finishes, but it can be difficult to tell which one is

Oil Finish for Wood: Pros and Cons

Oil finishes can be great for certain wood applications. In some instances, however, oil finishes aren't the right answer.

Water-Based Varnish: Pros and Cons

Water-based varnishes are used as lacquers and are made up of solvents.

How to Remove Ink Stains from Polyurethane Fabric

Ink stains can be tough to get rid of without the right tools and know-how.

How to Get Rid of Polyurethane Foam Odor

Polyurethane foam is an increasingly popular material being used in mattresses and cushions for many

Polyurethane: Spray or Brush?

Working with polyurethane is something that you will have to do at some point when finishing furniture

Sanding Varnish: 5 Tips

It's useful for smoothing or removing the finish.

How to Tell If Furniture Has a Polyurethane Finish

There are three quick and easy methods.

Pros and Cons of Polyurethane Finish

It's one of the oldest wood treatments in the world.

How Polyurethane Protects Wood

It seals the surfaces, defending them from damage.

7 Safety Tips When Using Polyurethane

Polyurethane will create a good, hard finish on any wood you apply it to.

Guide to Lacquer Furniture Finishes

Lacquer is hard and glossy, but is also brittle so it may be dented or chipped.

Polyurethane vs Lacquer

Pick the best finish for your next wood project!

How to Whitewash Cabinets

Get a brand new look for your kitchen cabinets with whitewash instead of stain.

Guide to Painted Furniture Finishes

Painted finish furniture requires regular dusting.

Pros and Cons of Varnish Finish for Wood

If you have a piece of unfinished furniture, you may be considering a varnish finish. This handy guide will help you choose the right one for your next do-it-yourself project.

Boiled Linseed Oil vs Raw Linseed Oil

Using linseed oil is a great way to polish or finish your furniture. This handy guide will help select the one that is best for you.

Eliminate Air Bubbles in Minwax Polyurethane

Improper technique when applying polyurethane can lead to imperfections in the result. Find out how you can keep your finish clear of this problem.

Removing Varnish

Because it builds up over time and with repeated uses, people often think varnish is difficult to remove but with the help of this handy guide, even you can do it yourself.

Guide to Polyurethane Finishes

Polyurethanes are liquid plastic resins.

How to Apply Oil-Based Polyurethane

Oil-based polyurethane protects wood furniture.

Clear and Opaque Finishes for Wood

The success of your completed project might depend on choosing the right finish for the job.