When you refinish furniture

When you refinish furniture

Your skin can really take a beating from the chemicals necessary for stripping and refinishing furniture. Be sure to take a look at the page and prepare for the inevitable cracked or ripped rubber or vinyl glove. The chemicals are harsh on the gloves to Be sure to visit our it’s an index of all of our pages, with descriptions and links to the pages. We have a page with pictures and descriptions of,  with pages for the other types of furniture refinishing materials.

The furniture refinishing materials we suggest and recommend are the types and brands which we have used and have experienced good results. We have a for your convenience. We have some good suppliers of furniture refinishing supplies. See below for more information.

Hoosier Cabinets (aka) Kitchen Queen

Are you restoring a Hoosier cabinet (also known as a kitchen queen and several other names) and need parts? Visit our many parts are available there. Other restoration material too.

Painted Patio Furniture

Painted Patio Furniture really comes back to life with a fresh coat of paint, and it’s easy to do, more inside.

Unfinished Furniture

Preparing and finishing Unfinished Furniture can be a real bonus discount over the price of finished furniture.

Catalog Center

Ours has Catalog Center links to suppliers of refinishing materials, reed and cane supplies for wicker chair seats and wicker repair. We also have links to new furniture, wood, leather, and wicker. Children’s bedroom furniture is one of our first.

Watch for weathervanes, sundials, birdbaths, and some other interesting items too. We’ll try to add some history and interesting facts as well as purchasing information. Never an obligation, just take a look for the interesting information.

Hand and Skin Care

Just a quick note on hand and skincare. See our hand and skincare page for more information. The stripper can strip the oils from your skin even more quickly than it strips an oil finish from a piece of furniture. Even calloused lumberjacks aren’t immune from this problem. Would you believe, Bag Balm is one of the best products for skincare when you’re stripping! Ask any cow, farmer, or my wife. Actually, I’ve never carried on a very deep conversation with a cow, but I’ve read what farmers have to say and my wife has always sworn by Bag Balm protection on her hands when she was stripping furniture.

More Information

Try our site search engine to be sure you get all the furniture refinishing information you need from our site. The site search engine is located at the top of each page. Please visit our comment page linked at the bottom of the page and let us know who you are and the project you’re working on. Please leave some tips for others.

Satisfying Experience

Furniture refinishing and antique restoration is a very satisfying experience as well as money-saving.

More Info

restoring antiques and a few asides about marble, particleboard, plastic, and anything else that comes to mind concerning your furniture.

Ongoing Project

This web site will be like the internet, never static and never completed. There is always more information to share and as requests for additional help come in they create a new, “ha! ha! I’ve got to add that to the website”. The main limitation is time. We’ll add information as quickly as possible, so come back often.

Material and Supplies 

You will see frequent references to material and supplies. We recommend several products that we have used over the years and have had good results with. There will be some products shown that we haven’t used and we’ll let you know when that happens.

Wicker and Rattan

Wicker and rattan are difficult to work with, but not impossible, we have some tips for it too, for example.

Particle Board and Antiques

There is an awful lot of particle board used in furniture nowadays, and a piece of furniture with particle board in it will never become an antique, so we need to preserve all the wood furniture we can for the sake of antiques in the future.

Baby, Office, Bedroom, Dining Room and more

We have lots of free tips for working with baby furniture, office furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, and types of strippers.

Lifetime with Wood

I have spent a lifetime, both puttering with, and being serious about wood. My wife and I had a Furniture Repair and Refinishing business for 20 plus years before that eventful time called retirement came, but I made a career change as a webmaster and giving free information instead of retiring.

Free Tips and Information

We have always been free with information with customers and furniture refinishers, and other, do-it-yourselfers alike and we would like to continue to help people to bring life back to wood furniture.

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