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If you recently purchased an old wooden desk, dresser, or table from a yard sale or antique store in your area, you are most likely excited to incorporate it into your home's decor. If this piece of furniture appears worn, there are a few steps you can take to bring out its natural beauty. Here are some steps you can take to refinish a piece of wooden furniture on your own to revitalize it into an addition you will be proud to show off.
Take Notation Of Flawed Areas To Fix
To find all flawed areas on your furniture to repair, use mineral spirits to bring them to your attention. Simply rub mineral spirits over the surface of the wood with a piece of microfiber cloth. This will make any marred spots very easy to see. Take a photograph of areas in need of attention and keep it for your reference. Use another piece of clean microfiber cloth to rub away the mineral spirits when you are finished.
Remove Water Markings With Ease
When someone places a mug or cup filled with liquid on a piece of wood furniture, a marking in the shape of a ring may be left behind. To remove unsightly water markings, rub them with petroleum jelly. The oil in this substance will help remove the mark from the wood overnight. Rub away the petroleum jelly after it had time to settle into the wood after several hours. This process can be repeated as often as necessary to eliminate marks altogether.
Fill In Chipped Spots With Wood Putty
When a piece of wood is missing from a piece of furniture, it will alter its appearance, making it look ratty and unkempt. Fill in any chipped areas of wood with wood putty. This substance is much like clay and can be pushed into cracks or missing wood areas using your fingers. Make sure to spread the putty over the edges of the wood to seal the void in its entirety. When the wood putty hardens, it can be sanded with a piece of sandpaper to remove any bumps or protrusions so the wood is smooth to the touch in this spot.
Give The Furniture A New Look
After your wood furniture's flaws are remedied, a new coating of stain can revamp the piece so it is pleasing to the eyes. Rub stain over the wood using a piece of microfiber cloth, making sure not to apply too much so the color is even. When this dries, a coating of polyurethane can be added to protect the coloring and to give the furniture a healthy shine.