Repairing Wood Finishes

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Stripping Furniture

With a supply list and a plan, you are well on your way to success in your furniture stripping process.

How to Remove Finishes From Wood

Updating your furniture? Know what to do to remove your specific finish.

How to Clean and Sanitize Old Wood

Reclaimed wood is trendy in home design. Here's how to make it safe to use in your next project.

Wood Finish Repair: How to Remove Shellac

Removing shellac is one the easiest types of wood finish repair.

Stained and Blemished Wood Repair

Here's how to take care of those pesky wood stains.

How to Distress Wood

The goal with distressing wood is to make it look old again, which is accomplished by beating it up or sanding it down.

How To Use Oil-based Stain on Wood

Oil-based stain is used to color wood.

Tips for Selecting an Interior Wood Finish

There is something warm about a good interior wood finish.

How to Restain a Wood Banister

Get your banister looking as good as new without spending a fortune.

How to Repair Scratches in Polyurethane Wood Finish

Don't let a small scratch compromise the wood beneath the finish. Repair damage to your polyurethane as soon as possible.

How to Repair Scratches in Lacquer Wood Finish

Even the most durable finishes can get damaged, so learn how you can repair scratches to keep your furniture looking great.

How to Refinish a Cedar Chest

Don't let a quality storage chest fall in to disrepair. Keep it protected with a new finish.

How to Refinish a Wooden Coffee Table

Give your wooden coffee table a facelift with this quick guide.

How to Refinish a Wood Tabletop

Refinish your wooden table's surface in under five steps.

How to Seal Your Wood Projects

Always seal your wood projects to keep them looking new and protect them from the elements.

Applying Spar Varnish on Outdoor Furniture

Extend the life of your wooden deck or patio furniture with a clear, protective sealer.

How to Repair Burn Marks on a Wood Coffee Table

A wood coffee table is something that can easily accumulate burn marks onto it.

How To Cut Wood Veneer

Wood veneer is a very thin piece of actual wood that is used to cover other wood to provide a more elegant

What to Know Before Buying Spar Varnish

Many professionals recommend spar varnish for wood that will be exposed to seasonal changes because spar

Refinishing Wooden Toy Boxes

Wooden toy boxes make excellent additions to a kid’s room or a playroom. They are durable and offer

Protecting Wooden Toy Boxes

Protecting your wooden toy boxes will help prolong their usefulness and life. A wooden toy box is like

Wood Finishing Techniques

Wood finishing is practically the final stage involved in making furniture. It involves several phases

Salvage Antique Children's Toy Boxes

You may want to salvage antique children’s toy boxes that were gifted to you or possibly picked

Tips for Restoring an Old Wood Banister

Restoring an aged wood banister back to its former glory can be a complicated task because of the richness

How to Refinish Butcher Block Countertops

Butcher block countertops can be practical and lovely in a kitchen. One of the positive aspects of having

How to Refinish Wooden Sash Windows

While refinishing wooden sash windows isn't difficult, it does require a bit of work. With some preparation

Stripping Oil Based Paint from Wood

If you are stripping paint from wood, it may seem like an impossible task, but here are a few tips to

Wood Furniture Finishes: Strip Finish or Revive Finish?

Putting finish on furniture can be a challenging process if you are unsure on what time of wood furniture

Wood Finish Repair: How to Repair Scratches in Shellac

The methods used during wood finish repair projects will differ depending upon what type of finish was

How to Remove Wood Glaze

In most of the furniture and in other wooden product, wood glaze is a very common thing and the wood

How to Repair Scratches in Wood Oil Finish

If your fine furniture has scratches in the wood oil finish, you should remove the scratches so that

How to Repair Scratches in Wood Glaze Finish

Nothing is worse than seeing a deep scratch or a gouge deep in your wood glaze, especially if you just

How to Remove an Oil-Based Polyurethane Wood Finish

To remove an oil-based polyurethane wood finish, you have to make certain to purchase oil-based polyurethane

How to Remove a Water-Based Polyurethane Wood Finish

A hardwood floor that has been finished with a water-based polyurethane adds depth and warmth to your

How to Repair Scratches in a Wood Varnish Finish

If you have scratched the wood varnish in your home you will want to make sure that you fix it quickly

Wood Furniture Finish Repair: How to Repair Dents

Over time, there are a variety of things that can mar wood furniture finish. Some of the more difficult

How to Repair Water Marks in Wood Table Tops

It isn't difficult to remove water marks from your wood table top if you act quickly and cautiously.

How to Repair Scratches in Wood Dye Finish

It doesn't matter how hard you try, something always seems to happen to deface your once pristine wood

How to Repair Interior Wood Table Finish

A wood table finish will over time be something that you may need to do some repairs on. You will find

How to Protect Outdoor Wooden Chair Finish

An outdoor wood chair can be both a practical and decorative addition to your deck or garden. However,

How to Refinish a Teak Coffee Table

As a teak coffee table ages, it may lose some of the original luster that made it such an attractive

How to Refinish a Solid Wood Chair

Solid hard wood chairs are beautiful to look at because they have intricate carved patterns and they

How to Create a Distressed Wood Finish

A distressed wood finish on furniture can create the impression of an expensive antique—but without

How to Refinish a Carved Coffee Table

While a carved coffee table can be beautiful and unique piece of furniture, refinishing it can be a real

How to Paint a Distressed Finish

A distressed finish is one that may have any of the following: dents, rubbed edges, gouges, pin or nail