Can You Polish Polyurethane with Steel Wool?

Can You Polish Polyurethane with Steel Wool?

A polyurethane finish is the most popular finish for protecting wooden furniture from scratches and general wear and tear. It also makes it water-resistant. But you may not like the glossy finish you get, or there could be imperfections as it dries and cures. Polishing your polyurethane finish can remove imperfections and help you get … Read more

How Many Coats of Primer for Furniture?

How Many Coats of Primer for Furniture answered

When painting furniture, you should always use primer first. It stops stains and bleed-through and helps the paint stick better, so the end finish is better. But how many coats do you need? I recommend anywhere from 1-3 coats of primer before painting wood furniture. If the wood has lots of natural oils (tannins) and … Read more

Does Tung Oil Darken Wood?

Does Tung Oil Darken Wood?

Tung oil is an excellent finish for any wood projects from flooring to furniture. But many people are unsure about how the oil will affect the color of the wood and whether it will darken it or not. Pure tung oil will not darken wood, but it will give it an amber tint. However, dark … Read more

How to Remove Wood Stain from Furniture

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You finally found a furniture refinishing project that you want to get started on, but where do you start? After some simple cleaning and degreasing often your next step is removing the current finish, whether its paint, stain, or a simple topcoat the process is actually quite simple. My guide today focuses on removing stain … Read more

Can You Use Wood Filler on Laminate Furniture?

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Laminate is an excellent affordable alternative to solid wood furniture. Unfortunately, it can get damaged quite easily. Chips, dents, and peeling edges make the furniture look very scruffy, but can you fix it? If you have experienced this problem, you may be wondering whether you can use wood filler to fix it. This article will … Read more