Category Archives: Workspace, Tools and General Materials

Your Workspace, Tools and General Materials Should be Kept Organized and Clean

Before starting a furniture refinishing project, make sure to have an established workspace, tools, and general materials ready. It helps to have your workspace clean and organized so you can focus on your project rather than worrying about where to find miscellaneous tools and supplies after your project is already started.

Your workspace, tools and general materials will make all the difference in how successful you are with your project, so make sure to prepare your furniture workspace and get your tools organized before starting.

Following is a list of ideas, tools and materials that will come in handy during the various stages of the furniture refinishing process.

Refinishing Tools – Use the right tools for your project.

As with any project, refinishing is more pleasant with quality tools on hand. So what wood refinishing tools do you really need, and which ones are just nice extras? It really depends on the project. As we’ve said before, there are plenty of pieces out there that just need a good cleaning. Others need stripping […]
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Steel Wool

Steel Wool Comes in Seven Grades – Each Used for a Different Purpose Steel wool, which is sometimes referred to as wire wool, is an abrasive material that looks like a large grayish cotton ball or cotton pad. It is not as soft as cotton, however, because it is made out of steel fibers. Steel […]
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Paint and Finish Strippers

Refinishing Wood Furniture By Hand Involves Using Paint and Finish Strippers When using paint and finish strippers there are several tips of the trade that people new to this type of project may or may not have thought about. One of the most important things to remember when setting up your workspace is you should […]
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Abrasives are Used to Prepare Furniture for a New Finish

Abrasives are necessary to prepare a piece of wood furniture for refinishing. One of the most widely recognized abrasives is sandpaper, which comes in many shapes, sizes and grits. In order to effectively use sandpaper to remove the old finish from furniture and to prepare the wood for a new coat of finish, make sure […]
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