Category: Restoration Hacks

Tips for painting old furniture

Tips for painting old furniture

I love to find an old piece of solid wood furniture and restore it to "like-new" condition, but don't necessarily paint it. If you decide to stain or paint it, the same steps apply in the beginning. Most older furniture is made from better woods than most cheaper and newer furniture in the stores, but just because ...

Getting Paint to Stick to Finished Furniture

Getting Paint to Stick to Finished Furniture

Getting paint to properly adhere to furniture can be difficult. Most furniture is stained and clear-coated (finished), and clear coat will not allow paint to stick without preparation. Sometimes, if the old finish can be roughed up by sanding, to give it "tooth" - a word meaning something for the new paint to hold on ...

How to Fix a Sagging Couch

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How to Fix a Sagging Couch

Featured Image: Furniture Fix solutions for Sagging Couches Couches are an expensive, but necessary piece of furniture. Unfortunately, no matter how much you spend, over time, they can start to sag in the middle. In this day and age, when a lot of people are forced to buy second-hand furniture, that can be even ...

Varnishing and Painting Windows and Doors – Tools You Need

Varnishing and Painting Windows and Doors – Tools You Need

Varnishing and Painting your windows and doors can really be a great ways to “Spruce Up” your Home.  These areas are the first part of your home to have the paint chip and flake and to have a dirt and grime become embedded over time.  With a little work and effort you can make your whole house look nicer with just a ...

Should I Repair or Replace Damaged Redwood Furniture?

Should I Repair or Replace Damaged Redwood Furniture?

If you have redwood outdoor furniture, sooner or later you’re going to have to make a decision about whether to do a diy home repair project or replace a damaged or broken piece.  There are several factors you must take into consideration before you make that call.  Redwood is a very beautiful and durable wood, ideal ...

How to bring life back to damaged wicker furniture

How to bring life back to damaged wicker furniture

This is a thrift hack - buying old wicker furniture and giving it a second lease of life. This is a very simple guide and example on repairing wicker furniture and adding a "distressed" look and feel to it. This technique isnt to everyones taste, but someone may really shine at it! Wicker furniture has come back ...

The Little Brass Brush: Furniture Restoration Hack

The Little Brass Brush: Furniture Restoration Hack

I’ve found in life that the longer you work at something the better you get. It doesn’t matter if you work in an office or in the field, most of us look for ways to make our work more efficient, faster or better. Furniture care and restoration is no different. When my husband and I first started out refurbishing old ...

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