Brand new look of furniture will fades away with time and it nags the proud furniture owner’s mind constantly. In such situations, many develop the thoughts of replacing with new one since it grab unwanted attraction between your visitors. Replacing furniture is a quite costly option and so it is worth visiting here to gather exact information about restoring its looks. In general, pores on the woods gets open when it gets aged and oils in the wood start to dissipate which makes it dry and lifeless. Since it is exposed to dirt and grime, its outlook might got worsen with years. But there are few options available which can restore the wood to its best outlook.
Rehydrating the wood assist you get the new look and get rid of rough texture as well as rustic feel of wood. Rehydrating wood encompasses certain procedures and it can also be done with various types. The effectual process of rehydrating wood and bringing back to its normal state are listed as follows.
Restore old wood furniture:
Time has come to restore your old wood furniture. The below mentioned are what it takes to restore wood furniture.
Sand your wood:
Commence the restoring process with sanding the wood. This process smooth the surface of wood, level wood as well as fix imperfections in the wood such as bubbles and marks.
When it comes to sanding the wood, sandpaper is necessary. Before commencing sanding process, wear dust mask and glasses for your protection. Now rub the sandpaper on wood back and forth against the grain. It will produce dust and brush it away. Continue the process until the surface gets smooth.
Applying boiled linseed oil
Boiled linseed oils are available in markets. Procure them in its best calibre. Applying this boiled linseed oil bring out natural colour to the wood. Since sanding gets back the smooth finish, applying this oil makes it shine as well as renders the brand new look.
When it comes to applying boiled linseed oil, you will need boiled linseed oil, a rag to rub the oil on the wood. Make sure you wear gloves when you commence the process.
Pour a little amount of oil above the wood and rub it back as well as forth. It must cover entire surface and it will take up to 20 minutes to dry. Proper drying is important to get the smooth and even finish. To make it effective, apply carefully and give proper time to drying.
In its drying process, boiled linseed oil will infiltrate inside the wood and distribute evenly inside the wood. Make sure you are applying same amount of oil all over the wood. If the excess oil stays in the surface unabsorbed, employ a dry cloth to distribute it evenly. Total drying consumes time up to 3 days and it will set on the wood. Place the furniture where dust nuisance is less. If the dust nuisance is high, the debris will stick to it permanent and renders uneven finish.
Try at least three coats on the furniture. Always use a clean rag to apply it all over the furniture. Let it dry completely. If there is excess oil on the surface of wood again, wipe it with clean rag. The rag dipped or spread in boiled linseed oil is prone to catch fire. Once you have done with applying oil all over the furniture, it is better to immerse it in a bowl of water.
Paint the oiled wood:
When the wood is completely dried after three coats of boiled linseed oil, painting the wood is suggested. Before commencing the painting process, it is better to double check whether the oil is completely dried. You can check it by running your hands on the furniture. If it feels tacky, it represents that it need more time to dry.
If the wood is dried, move the next step i.e. painting.
The steps to painting the wood are listed below.
Before commencing painting process, protect the floor from paint and saw dust. Cover the floor with something that can withstand the paint.
If there is any hardware attached on furniture or wood, remove them before painting it.
Ventilation on your space is important. For better aeration, open your windows and doors. If you do painting in open space, it eases the process but make sure the nearby walls or anything won’t get covered by paints.
Examine if there is any dust or debris stuck on the wood. Clean them if you find any.
Soak the brush in your paint and tip off the drips before applying.
Apply paint gently and stroke smoothly away. Repeat the process until you cover the entire wood.
This is the basic procedure to moisturize the lifeless wood.
Published by Gilbert Perez