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.
The ideal workspace for refinishing wood furniture has several characteristics which all make the space easy to navigate and simple to clean. But, just as important as the ability to move around and stay organized is the ventilation in the room. Some people are lucky enough to have a designated room in their basement or […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
No designated furniture repair workspace is complete without a supply of different types of glue. There are many different wood glues on the market today, and each is designed to work in a slightly different manner. The biggest problem when it comes to glue is deciding which type to use for specific purposes. While some […]
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