Furniture Renovation Checklist – Home Decor Expert


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Wooden furniture may need a little care to be able to revamp it and restore it to its pristine condition, but what should be on a checklist for a furniture renovation project? The first step to take is to clean the piece of furniture. Once this is achieved, you will then need to closely examine the condition of the wood to determine if there are any scratches, dents or cracks, and whether or not the furniture has been stained, varnished, or even painted. If the answer is positive to any of these questions, there are a number of essential items to checklist and make sure you have them before you start a furniture remodel. Brushes and stains Choose the paint type in a specific color, depending on the particular wood the piece of furniture you intend to renovate is made of. It is important to ensure that you have purchased enough paint to be able to finish the job and to remember that two or even three thin coats may be required. It is also a good idea to ask employees of the store where you buy your paintbrushes to ensure that they are the best option for the project. Sandpaper One part of a piece of furniture that often needs to be refurbished is the pull runner where the draft can stick and get stuck. Metal drag runners are easy to replace with new ones, but they may have to be restored in their wooden place, especially those that come with the parent. The drag runners can be made working again using old-school and paraffin woodworking techniques. Items that will be necessary to renovate old wooden drag runners include glue, nailer nails, one-inch pin nails, sandpaper, and paraffin wax. Sandpaper is also required to sand the furniture down to reach the original wood as well as create a rough surface to ensure the paint and primer adhere to the wood. Low-grit sandpaper will be needed for multiple layers of paint, varnishes, and hard-to-remove varnishes, while high-grain sandpaper will also be required to remove and use fine varnish and coatings after applying filler or wood putty. Primer and varnish The primer should be used with a paintbrush before painting the furniture. Primer helps the paint adhere better and makes sure its true color will be more visible. A gray primer is recommended with a darker polish, while a lighter shade will require a white primer. Then a varnish is applied to seal the paint and make sure that the element is protected from the external elements. Anyone intending to embark on a project that includes furniture renovation should have a checklist of things they will need to do in order to successfully achieve this goal prior to the actual initiation of such a project.


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