The Many Benefits of Refinishing Old Furniture


| 9/8/2016 1:04:00 PM


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Scrapping the urge to buy new furniture or presupposing that you’d be able to create something even better from what is left of your old antique is often the first options people turn to when they are on the market for new furniture pieces. This is one major reason why, despite the prevailing economic recession, the furniture industry was able to pull in a whopping $101 billion worth of sales in the year 2013.

What Does it Mean to ‘Refinish’ Furniture?

Refinishing furniture is typically done to improve or restore an object. In addition, the restorer or artisan may even aim to achieve a renewed finish. In Britain, refinishing is also known as “repolishing,” when it is just about woodwork or wooden furniture.

In context of furniture, “refinishing” refers to applying a protective coating to a furniture item that has lost its original or previous protective layer. A typical furniture refinishing involves sanding, staining, sealing, and application of protective layers.



There can be two approaches to furniture refinishing: to sand down everything unwanted and apply new finish until the piece of furniture looks completely new, or to clean just the unwanted things and keep with the remaining good.





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