Category Archives: Maintaining Finished Furniture
Refinishing is fun, but it’s also hard work. Once you’ve created a beautiful new piece of furniture from a raggedy old hand-me-down, you’ll want to keep it looking nice. There are a wide range of commercial products available to help you maintain your finish.
Choosing an appropriate product depends on what furniture finish you selected for the piece. Forget the spray on polishes or anything containing silicon- they add a nice shine, at first, but eventually soften the finish, attract dust and harden into dull, sticky grime that’s hard to clean.
Protective coatings are divided into three main categories: polishes, waxes, and oils. High-quality products fulfill several important roles. They add moisture to the wood, repel dust, and add shine. They also provide some degree of protection to the underlying finish. Learn which type is best for your furniture and its finish.