Restoring & Refinishing Furniture

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How to Choose Paint When Redoing Furniture

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

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.

How to Paint Upholstery

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

Flip Flop Asian-Inspired Table Top

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

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.

Metal Outdoor Furniture: Sand, Primer and Paint

Don't replace it, paint it!

How to Remove Wood Oil Finish from Wood Furniture

Wood oil finish is durable and resistant to removal.

Making A Window Seat More Comfortable

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

How to Remove Wood Veneers

Removing veneers can give furniture new life.

Fill a Glass Chip in Your Furniture Glass

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

Reupholstering Furniture: Finding the Perfect Piece

Finding the perfect piece is half the fun.

Lead-Based Paint Furniture: How to Refinish Safely

Lead-based paint needs to be dealt with cautiously.

Painted Crib: What Kind of Paint to Use?

Look for paint that is lead-free and non-toxic.

Furniture Refinishing 4 - Preparing the Surface

Most Common Mistakes Not cleaning the surface thoroughly before refinishing. Sometimes, if a piece

Furniture Refinishing 3 - Preparation

Time: Time will depend on the size and complexity of your project. Be sure to allow plenty of time

Furniture Refinishing 1 - Introduction

What You Will Be Doing Many who want to refinish a piece of their furniture are put off by the amount

Furniture Refinishing 2 - Tools and Materials Checklist

Tools for Cleaning and Testing Natural Bristle Brush Steel Wool (0000-3) Materials for Cleaning

Furniture Refinishing 10 - Applying the Finish

Margin of Error: Properly apply finish to create desired effect and smooth finish. Most Common Mistakes

Answering Furniture Finish Removal Questions

Q. I am trying to strip shellac finish from 35-year-old doors and frames. I have used 3M Safest Stripper

How to Paint Leather Furniture

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

How to Refelt a Pool Table

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

How to Varnish Wooden Furniture

Varnishing wooden furniture is a clever way to give your home a different look, as well as protect household

Clear Wood Finish: Varnish vs. Oil

It’s important to protect your wood from the elements, but what do you use? Tung oil, or polyurethane? You decide.

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.

Shabby Chic Furniture: How to Paint and Distress

Distressed furniture has a cool, unique flair, but why pay for something that looks beat-up when you can beat it up yourself?

How to Whitewash Wood Furniture

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

How to Remove Dried Paint from Leather

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

Furniture Paint: What Type to Use

Don't settle for outdated, dingy furniture.

Fixing Up an Old Cabinet Drawer

Old cabinet drawers can be a nightmare to open.

How To Eliminate Air Bubbles in Minwax Polyurethane

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

How to Refinish Wood Tables

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

How to Paint Laminate Wood Furniture

Laminate wood is popular because it's cheap and sturdy.

Restoring Outdoor Teak Furniture: Do's and Don'ts

Teak is a great choice for outdoor furniture, but eventually it may need some TLC to bring it back to new-looking condition.

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.

Answering Furniture Staining and Finishing Questions #1

Your furniture staining and finishing questions answered.

Answering Furniture Staining and Finishing Questions #2

Your furniture staining and finishing questions answered part two.

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.

Furniture Refinishing 7 - 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

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.

How to Remove Scratches From Furniture Glass

Follow these steps to remove scratches from glass furniture.

How to Repaint a Metal Patio Bench

A patio provides a most relaxing place for breathing fresh air or sipping some drinks while sitting on

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

Wrought Iron Furniture - The Best Sealant

If you have had to refinish wrought iron furniture, then you are likely interested in finding the best

How To Restore Antique Furniture: Step-By-Step

If you ave antique furniture that needs restoring, you'll find the suggestions below will be of help.

Buying Second Hand Office Furniture

Buying second hand office furniture is a great way to save money while providing for the needs of your