Do you have old and broken furniture lying around in your home? Then why not restore them to their former glory? You can easily refurbish furniture and sell for a good amount of money. Some items pass down from generations and may be you would like to restore them and have them for yourself. Restoring furniture means that you should try and get a chair or a dresser to look very much like it was in its original condition. If you are interested in restoring some of your old furniture, keep the following recommendations in mind when you start the process.
Do Your Research
Before starting work on refurbishing an item, first do plenty of research to gather as much knowledge as you can. Browse the web, talk to restoration experts and learn how it is done. Next, make a list of all the items you will need for the process including tools and materials. If you are restoring a wooden item, examine its wood and learn how to treat it. Find out what type of paint will be best for the particular item.
Clean Before You Start
Before taking out the sandpaper and paintbrush, clean the piece of furniture well. After years of neglect, it is likely that the item has suffered damages and accumulated chunks of dirt. Use good quality cleaning products and scrub wooden furniture with a sponge. You can use a toothbrush to get inside nooks and crannies in furniture. If an item is delicate, use a light hand when scrubbing. If it is a cushioned sofa that you want to restore, it will first need a VOC removal.
Repair Broken Parts
Next, examine the piece well and determine what fixing it needs. You can purchase fixtures from antique furniture stores if you want to restore broken parts. But, it most cases, old furniture require custom made fixtures. Unless you are capable of making the fixture on your own, you might need the help of a professional such as a carpenter. After you have fixed the item, check if it is wobbly on unsteady. Undoubtedly, the area you work in will be a mess after this project. Get help from home assistant services to tidy up the place afterwards.
Once a piece of furniture is fixed, it is not restored until its finishing touches are complete. You can use sand paper for refinishing and smoothing out the wooden surface. Then use oil or grease to give it a shine. You can also paint and treat the wood with enamel.
Your task of refurbishing an old piece of furniture is now complete. With more practice you will get better at it.