Antique Corner Desk Refurbishing in 6 Easy Steps Antique Corner Desk Refurbishing in 6 Easy Steps

What You'll Need
Sandpaper or sander;
Sanding sealer;
Finishing product;
Wood stain, and;
Wood filler.

Refurbishing your antique corner desk may sound challenging, but it is actually quite easily accomplished. Follow the steps below in order to thoroughly and efficiently restore your antique desk.

Step 1- Remove Drawers and Other Items

Before you can do anything, you will need to remove any desk drawers, hardwood components, and other items from your desk. The items could be ruined or damaged if not moved while sanding and staining your desk.

Step 2- Sand the Desk

Sand your antique corner desk carefully and slowly. You want to make sure that you remove all of the finish of the desk in order to properly stain it.

Step 3- Fill-in Any Holes

If you have numerous large holes in the desk, use a wood-filler to plug them up. You don't necessarily need to fill every single one, but the larger ones that you find should be filled in order for the sealer and stain to absorb correctly.

Step 4- Apply Sealer

Apply the sanding sealer thickly on the entire surface of your desk. Make sure to wipe off any excess before staining the desk.

Step 5- Stain the Desk

You can chose between a gel stain, oil-based stain, or a water-based stained, depending on the look you want to achieve. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions listed on the container for applying the stain. Generally though, all stains are applied and then wiped off after a certain amount of time.

Step 6- Apply the finish

Water-based polyurethane is the best choice for your finish. It’s not only easy to use, but also environmentally friendly. Apply according to manufacturer’s instructions and allow to dry as necessary.


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