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Learn These Repair Techniques That Have Been Developed And Used
Refinishing

    These Refinishing Techniques have been proven efficient and reliable and will give you excellent results if followed accurately, using HIGH QUALITY TOOLS AND MATERIALS[1]...

    A clean work environment is also necessary, and please follow good "job clean-up practices" when you are finished... by disposing of used materials properly and cleaning up your tools, work area and yourself properly...

    Use eye, hand and lung protection when working with potentially harmful materials and when using tools... ALWAYS FOLLOW LABEL INSTRUCTIONS!!!

    You can find lots of very helpful Refinishing Reference Information at our
Paint A House section of this web site!

Cleaning TechniquesSurface Prep Techniques
Remove dried paint splatter spots with pocket knife

Wash with soap and water

Light-wipe with Lacquer Thinner, remove stains, grease

Use putty, caulk, wood filler, spackle

Use sand paper, light, medium, coarse

Use wood files, steel wool, wire brush

Priming TechniquesPainting Techniques
Use interior-exterior oil base primer stain sealer[2], for wood and metal

Most pieces require brush application

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Do surface cleaning if necessary

Do surface prep if necessary

Do priming if necessary

Paint with spray can paint[3]

Paint with regular paint, oil or acrylic, use brush applicator

Varnishing TechniquesStaining Techniques
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Do surface cleaning if necessary

Do surface prep if necessary

Use oil base varnish

Use clear finish

Use satin, semi or gloss sheen

Use 1 hour fast dry varnish

Use regular 3-4 hour drying varnish

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Do surface cleaning if necessary

Do surface prep if necessary

Use oil base stain

Wipe off excess quickly with a rag, to give a uniform appearance

Allow 3-4 hours for drying

It's best to Varnish over the stain after it drys to give a protective surface...

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Antiquing TechniquesRestoring Techniques
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Do surface cleaning if necessary

Do surface prep if necessary

Do priming if necessary... Reference Info
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Apply base color coat

Apply graining color coat, using various application methods, brush, steel wool, sponge, cloth, etc

Apply finish coat of protective spar varnish... Reference Info Here

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Do surface cleaning with Lacquer Thinner

Do surface prep if necessary

Apply restorer product, then wipe off a.s.a.p.

Allow 3-4 hours for drying

Apply finish coat of protective spar varnish (contrary to most product label instructions... varnish will give a better uniform finish, as well as protection from liquid spills)... Reference Info Here

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[1] We highly recommend using Sherwin Williams Paint and Materials and Tools for your Refinishing work! And Liquid Nails Construction Adhesive and Seal All Glue both available at Home Depoe!
[2] We highly recommend Zinzer Oil "Cover Stain" Interior-Exterior , available at your Home Depot or Hardware Store for priming furniture!
[3] We highly recommend Rust-oleum Painter's Touch UltraCover Paint+Primer for most spray can work!