Furniture Finishes

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A set of blue shabby chic chairs.
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.

A scratched piece of wood.
How to Fix Furniture Finishes

Get your wood furniture looking like new.

Applying a finish to a wooden chair
Tung Oil Info

It offers benefits no other finish can match.

Adding a finish to a wood rocking chair
Clear and Opaque Finishes for Wood

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

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Tips for Sanding Chair Arms and Spindles

To repaint or refinish a piece of wooden furniture, you may need to sand it for finishing.

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Using Sheets as Room Dividers: A Good Idea?

Room dividers are used primarily to break up a room into several separate spaces.

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How to Paint a Wooden Coffee Table

Painting a wooden coffee table is a way to give your old table a new lively look.

metal bench or coffee table
How to Paint a Metal Coffee Table

Metal eventually chips and rusts.

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Water-Based Polyurethane vs Oil-Based Polyurethane

Polyurethane comes in both oil based or water based formulas.

How to Paint Iron Patio Benches

Atmosphere affects the surface of wrought iron patio benches.

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How to Apply Oil-Based Polyurethane

Oil-based polyurethane protects wood furniture.

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How to Apply Water-Based Polyurethane

If you are doing a project and need to apply water-based polyurethane, these steps will help you.

stained wooden outdoor chairs and table
How to Tell If Furniture Has a Polyurethane Finish

There are three quick and easy methods.

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Putting the Finishing Touches on Your Wood

Wood Stain Is available in oil-based, water-based and gel formulations.

How to Glue Tiles to a Metal Patio Table

Gluing tiles to a metal patio table can give it a distinctive style.

A garden bench.
How to Waterproof Garden Bench Cushions

Garden bench cushions are great in the summer.

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How to Cut Polyurethane Foam

When you decide to use polyurethane foam, you are going to have to figure out how to cut it.

leather couch with houseplant and brick wall
DIY Distressed Leather Sofa

Scuff up some comfy shabby chic.

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Types of Furniture Finishes

There are many different ways to classify furniture finishes.

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Pros and Cons of Finishing Wood with a Lacquer Finish

If using a lacquer finish on your next wood project, here are a few things you should consider.

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Using Varnish on Oak Furniture

Applying a varnish to oak furniture is a great way to bring back the luster of weathered oak furniture.

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Polyurethane Foam Dangers and Health Risks

One of the most common materials used in furniture and mattresses is polyurethane foam.

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Protect your Bar Top with Resin

After you've finished building your bar top there is still one last process that must be done to it.

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Guide to Antique Furniture Finishes

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

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Wood Furniture Finishes: Pros and Cons of Shellac

Shellac, one of many wood furniture finishes, is a resin made from the lac bugs of Southeast Asia.

a shiny can with a foam brush on a stained wood surface
Pros and Cons of Polyurethane Finish

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

decoupage coffee table
How to Decoupage and Seal a Wood Coffee Table

What an easy and fun way to bring some personality to your furniture!

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How to Maintain Distressed Leather

Distressed leather is leather which looks worn and aged giving it a distinctive worn out look.

Seeds and linseed oil
Oil Finish for Wood: Pros and Cons

Is oil the right finish for your project?

Linseed oil.
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.

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Varnish Info

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

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5 Types of Sliding Room Dividers You Can Build

Sliding room dividers are useful when you have a multipurpose space. The dividers are elegant, and provide a solution when you want to add privacy to a certain area in a room, to divide a room with 2 different destinations or just to separate larger areas. According to the space available, your room

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Build Sliding Room Dividers in 5 Steps

Sliding room dividers can provide a variety of advantages for a homeowner. They are especially useful in a small home where space saving is a greater need. In a home where privacy or a quieter environment is needed for studying or entertainment, these doors are equally as useful. Pre-built doors that

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Will resin protect my wood bar top from scratches?

Epoxy resin will give your wood bar top a beautiful and lustrous finish. It will also provide some protection from scuffing and light scratches to your bar top. The epoxy resin is virtually unbeatable when it comes to adhering. But, by itself, resin will not make your bar impervious to deep scratches,

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What is the best way to apply a bar top epoxy?

Using a bar top epoxy coating to protect your bar top and give it an attractive glass-like appearance can be a simple task. There are two critical steps to doing it correctly: 1) Prepare your surface and 2) Mix the epoxy. Applying it is important but not as critical. Preparing Your Surface Be sure your

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Four Uses for Folding Room Dividers

Folding room dividers are an innovative decorative option that is gaining popularity in many homes. When

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7 Benefits to Owning Portable Room Dividers

Portable room dividers are becoming more popular, due to the fact that they are practical and offer multiple

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How To Store Varnish Properly

Handling and storing varnish is much less complicated than working with it. As long as you follow a few

A mattress with polyurethane foam.
How to Get Rid of Polyurethane Foam Odor

Polyurethane foam is used in mattresses.

A woman spray paints furniture.
Answering Furniture Painting and Finishes Questions

All your questions about furniture painting answered.

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Differences of Satin and Semi-gloss Polyurethane Finishes

Choose the right finish to achieve the look you want.