Repairing heat marks on varnished coffee table
A hot dish was placed on my dark wood coffee table, leaving a white mark on it. How do I get it back to the original finish?
Try some cigar or cigarette ashes mixed with water to form a paste. Then buff it out with a white or cotton cloth... or The Antiques Roadshow said to use a soft cloth and wipe the white marks with cheap Liquor alcohol (the kind you drink, NOT rubbing alcohol.) Haven't tried it yet. Haven't found any cheap, clear alcohol at the stores. It looked like vodka, etc.
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I have a chest of drawers with some stenciling that I want to paint over. I want to know, step by step, how to remove the stenciling and repaint the drawers.
. It's easy....SAND off the stencils and old paint,prime it and repaint.
NO need to sand them right off, you just want to make sure there are no raised areas to show through the new paint. Then prime with a stain hiding primer like Kilz, then paint.
I have a cheap particle board bed room set. I'm in college and can't afford new furniture. I wanted to know if particle board can be refinished? If so, how do I do it?
What is covering it now? It isn't plain particle board, is it? Is there a vinyl wood veneer stuck on it?
You can buy that vinyl veneer stick on stuff and fix any bad areas.
Or you can always paint it.
Refinishing 45 year old oak baby bed
I am trying to strip and refinish an old oak baby bed. I have never refinished a piece of furniture before. I am using formbys stripper, but find that I still have a sticky stain like residue after the varnish is gone. Is this normal, have I not stripped the wood enough.
You can clean the residue with laquer thinner, soapy water or sanding depending on the stripper used.
If you are going to be using this bed for a child and it has side rails of some type, be sure to read the following.
IMPORTANT NOTE Older baby beds and furniture usually have large spacing between railing pickets which are a choking hazard. Make sure these spaces are no further than 3 inches apart.
I removed stain from a piece of furniture only to find the sides of this end table to be particle board...must of had a veneer or something over it...what can I do to put a wood grain back on this...I want to refinish the whole bedroom suite.
How did you remove the stain? The wood grain could have been a veneer. or it could have only been a vinyl stick on sheet.
In either case.. that is your choice. You can apply veneer or buy the vinyl stick on stuff. Obviously there is a price difference and a quality difference. That would relate to the furniture's original quality and price...
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