Restoring & Refinishing Furniture

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A mom and son painting a wood rocking chair.
How to Choose Paint When Redoing Furniture

Choose one of these three varieties according to your desired look and the furniture material.

A red, rusty antique bench.
2 ways to Revive Aluminum Outdoor Furniture

Don't kick that rusty patio set to the curb! Give it new life with either paint or car wax.

A purple couch in a modern living room.
How to Paint Upholstery

Don't put that old sofa on the curb! Give it new life with paint.

upcycled Asian Table
Flip Flop Asian-Inspired Table Top

Want to add a little flare to an old, unused table? Try this Asian-inspired upcycling project.

shabby chic end tables with decor
Turn Bland, Old End Tables Into Fabulous, Shabby Chic Side Tables

Breathe new life into your old furniture pieces with this simple, shabby chic upcycling how-to.

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How to Refinish Wood Furniture with Tung Oil

If you need to refinish wood furniture in your home, you may want to consider using tung oil.

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How to Refinish Wood Furniture with Lacquer

For a DIY'er to refinish wood furniture with lacquer, requires only a few hours to complete.

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Wrought Iron Furniture - The Best Sealant

If you have had to refinish wrought iron furniture, then use the best sealant to preserve it.

How to Repaint a Metal Patio Bench

A patio provides a most relaxing place for breathing fresh air or sipping some drinks.

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How to Refelt a Pool Table

A pool table is an elegant design piece for your indoor sports room or patio.

Wooden dining table and chairs
How to Remove Wood Oil Finish from Wood Furniture

Wood oil finish is durable and resistant to removal.

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How to Stain Bamboo Furniture

Bamboo has a naturally-protective coating that makes it repel finishes, but there is a way you can stain it.

modern home with glass furniture and walls
Fill a Glass Chip in Your Furniture Glass

Don't let a single ding wreck the whole clean look.

grandfather clock
Thoroughly Clean a Grandfather Clock in 8 Steps

Care for these heirlooms to pass them on intact.

Varnish is being painted on to thin wood pieces with a paintbrush.
Clear Wood Finish: Varnish vs Oil

It’s important to protect your wood from the elements.

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Can I Use Spray Paint over Laminate Wood Furniture?

You can still get good results.

A row of shabby chic, painted furniture.
Shabby Chic Furniture: How to Paint and Distress

Create that worn look by distressing it yourself?

A handyman applying stain to some wood.
Answering Furniture Staining and Finishing Questions #2

Your furniture staining and finishing questions answered.

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Furniture Refinishing - Preparation

Preparation is the way of boy scouts and furniture refinish.

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How to Restore Butcher Block Tables

It is easy to restore a butcher block table with materials that are available at your nearest hardware store. The process is similar to the process of applying finish to new butcher block table tops. There are a few things that you need to keep in mind. For example, if you use your butcher block for

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2 Reasons to Remove Old Paint from a Used Crib

While it can be thrifty to purchase a used crib, there are some problems associated with the old paint on these cribs. Old cribs are likely to be painted with lead-based paint, which can lead to serious health problems. The following two problems are the reasons that parents should remove old paint from

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Best 3 Types of Non-Toxic Stains for an Oak Crib

Staining an oak crib is a job that you'll want to take extra care on. You don't want to apply just any stain that's available on the store shelf. Non-toxic stains that are free of chemicals and made for sensitive individuals are the types that you'll want to look for, in order to protect your newborn.

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4 Reasons Furniture Becomes Cloudy after You Apply Wood Varnish

If you have applied wood varnish to a piece of furniture and now the surface is cloudy, there are several possible reasons for this. Reason 1: Wet Surface If you apply a coat of varnish before the stain is totally dry, it may become cloudy because it has sealed moisture under it. Always wait at least

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How to Finish Zebrawood

Zebrawood is an excellent choice of wood if you want to create an exotic look in your home. The wood is also known as zingana and originates from Congo, Gabon and Cameroon. It is used for furniture, carvings, wall panelling and extravagant floors. Zebrawood is one of the higher priced woods available

Kitchen with light green cabinets and light laminate countertops.
Restoring The Life Of Formica

Although durable, your countertop isn't invincible.

Upcycling 101: A Beginner's Guide to Buying

The first step to being a great upcycler is knowing how to find great stuff for repurposing.

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3 Tips for Waxing Wood Furniture

Waxing wood is one way of enhancing the surface to bring out the features such as grain and knots. Those

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Clean Driftwood to Be Used as Furniture

Driftwood can provide any space a particular lovely aura. Many people want to use driftwood as furniture

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How to Paint Purple Heart Wood Furniture

Wood from Peltogyn flowering plants has a distinct look.

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Furniture Refinishing - Sanding

While stripping closes the grain of the wood to the penetration of stain and finish, sanding reopens the grain, evens out any discoloration that may have been left by a previous stain, and erases any scratches or blemishes in the surface. Get a perfect blank canvas to start from when refinishing old

outdoor patio set with umbrella
Metal Outdoor Furniture: Sand, Primer and Paint

Don't replace it, paint it!

Three large windows with bench seating
Making A Window Seat More Comfortable

Create a cozy lounge area with a close up window view.

A dresser with a veneer finish on a white background.
How to Remove Wood Veneers

Removing veneers can give furniture new life.

Reupholstering a chair
Reupholstering Furniture: Finding the Perfect Piece

Finding the perfect piece is half the fun.

Painted furniture.
Lead-Based Paint Furniture: How to Refinish Safely

Lead-based paint needs to be dealt with cautiously.

two red leather chairs
How to Paint Leather Furniture

Use these painting tips to restore old leather furniture or to completely transform it.

Outdoor teak furniture.
How to Restore Outdoor Teak Furniture

Teak wood is low maintenance but sometimes it needs to be restored. This handy guide will help you do it yourself.

A white bedroom with a whitewashed headboard above the bed.
How to Whitewash Wood Furniture

Sometimes all your furniture needs is a little sprucing it up.

Two bottles of olive oil sit on a wooden surface with herbs surrounding them.
How to Remove Dried Paint from Leather

An accidental paint splotch isn’t the end for your couch.

A  woman spray paints a chair.
Furniture Paint: What Type to Use

Don't settle for outdated, dingy furniture.

shiny hardwood floor
How To Eliminate Air Bubbles in Minwax Polyurethane

The key to a bubble-free application is in the supplies.

A DIYer refinishing a wooden table with a paintbrush
How to Refinish Wood Tables

Take a wood table from tired to fresh with a few supplies.

Someone staining wood.
Answering Furniture Staining and Finishing Questions #1

Your furniture staining and finishing questions answered.

White paint scraped from a wood surface with a putty knife.
Furniture Refinishing 5 - Stripping the Wood

It's time to strip the wood surface of old paint or varnish. Check out this advice for the best way to do it.

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How to Hand-Dye Your Ottoman Slipcover

Providing your ottoman with a new ottoman slipcover is an inexpensive way to brighten your home. If you'd