Wood Finishing There S No Need To Automatically Reach For The Belt Sander When Your Piece Of Furniture S Finish Has Seen Better Days To Save Time And Money You May Wish To Consider Reviving It First
Wood finishing there s no need to automatically reach for the belt sander when your piece of furniture s finish has seen better days to save time and money you may wish to consider reviving it first is post about Magazine bookmarked by kurt with ID 1664794648 was uploaded on 23-02-2019 and has been viewed 71,573 times.
Revive, Not Refinish Photos by Brian Hargreaves Okay, I admit it.I like to take the easy way out.And if the finish isn't dead and still has some life left in it, reviving is faster, easier, almost always results in a better looking finish and it's cheaper.
If it's a genuine antique, reviving the finish will increase rather than degrade its value.Here is my five-step finish revival process.Step 1 - Identify the FinishYou will need to know what family of finish your piece is before it can be revived, and that takes only a simple solvent test.
Because you'll be playing around with some chemicals, have your eye wash bottle close at hand, wear clothing and shoes you don't mind getting solvent on, then don your safety eye glasses (preferably chemical splash goggles) and neoprene gloves.
Locate an area to work in that is well ventilated and well lit, then place a plastic drop cloth down and turn the piece over there onto its back.Select a small, 2" square area that's as inconspicuous as possible and clean that area with a rag lightly soaked in turpentine.
Now that it's clean, take a good look at the test area.If...