Refinishing Wood Furniture

5 Easy Ways to Refinishing Wood Furniture

People sometimes get bored of their wood furniture’s finish and want to refinish it. 

However, people mostly do not know how to do it. Therefore, let’s find out how to refinish wood furniture in 5 easy ways below.

1. Clean the wood furniture

The first thing you need to do is cleaning the furniture to remove dirt or anything that might disturb the process of refinishing wood furniture. 

For cleaning the furniture you can use dish soap and a sponge with warm water. Then, you need to dry it first before going to the next step.

2. Remove the old finish

The next step is removing the old finish of your wood furniture. 

There are basically two ways to remove the old finish, which are by sanding and chemical strippers. You must be patient in this step since it might get messy.

3. Fill the grain in the wood furniture

Filling the grain is necessary only for some types of woods that have open grain, such as oak, but not for solid wood. Especially, filling the grain is needed if you want to have smooth wood furniture. 

You can choose any colors that you like and you better test it first on another similar wood before you apply it to your wood furniture.

4. Staining wood furniture

You might need to stain your wood furniture if you want another color rather than the common color of wood varieties. 

There are several types of stains that you can choose from. For example, there are oil-based stains, water-based stains, gel stains, and one-step stains. 

People mostly use the one-step stains because it is easy to use and save the time.

5. Finally, finish the wood furniture

The last step of refinishing wood furniture is to finish the furniture. 

There are several options for finishing the furniture, you can choose penetrating oil finishes, lacquer, water-based polyurethane, or polyurethane.

Now you can easily refinish your furniture using the 5 easy ways above. Good luck!