Handy tips for refinishing your wooden furniture

by Wood repair Products Mohawk Wood Touch up and finishing Products!

Whether you have inherited an old piece of traditional furniture item from your relative or you have recently bought one from a friend’s home, a little care with the help of good finishing products can give a new life to your outdated or worn-out piece of furniture. The best way to bring a new life in them is to use products like Mohawk stains and finishes.

Most of the time secondhand wooden furnishing items will need a little refinishing. So when you bring them home, either hire a wood repair expert to do the refinishing job or you too can do it if you have a little bit of experience. A DIY project is not that easy. It might seem simple but is difficult. Refinishing wood require proper equipment, time and patience to get the job successfully done. You need to give yourself enough time and space to complete the project properly. The entire project of refinishing can be divided into different steps including removing the old finish, filling the grain and applying sanding sealer (optional), staining and finishing with Mohawk stains and finishes and applying a clear coat.

Removing the old finish is a very messy job. You can do this by chemical stripping or sanding. These are the two steps of removing the old finish. Before you start the stripping process, make sure you have relevant supplies like rubber gloves, eye protection, mask, scraper tool or a putty knife. Make sure you have enough ventilation in the space you are working on. This is because chemicals can be harmful when inhaled. After this step, is the sanding process. Even after stripping, you will need to sand the wood in a proper way.

After sanding, comes two steps, one is filling the grain and second is, applying the sanding sealer. Although filling the grain is optional, whether you will choose this process or not depends on the type of grain in the wood. Wood with open grain will need this step. Applying sanding sealer will help your wood to absorb the satin more evenly.

Now comes the step of applying stains. There are many types of Mohawk stains and finishes in the market. You can choose from water-based stains, oil-based stains and one-step stains and finishes. before applying stains, read the manufacturer’s recommendations properly. You can also use other products of the manufacturer like wood touch up pens to give a fresh look to your wood.

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