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When and how to use Milk Paint Bonding Agent

It’s no secret. I am a fan of milk paint, for these 8 reasons. The way this old-fashioned paint bonds with wood, allows a hint of the wood grain to show through. It’s a look …

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What is Hardwax Oil Finish?

Hardwax oil is the secret weapon of furniture refinishers and restorers. This high-quality finish penetrates deep into the wood pores and accentuates the wood grain unlike any other topcoat.  It can mimic the vintage look …

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What is Liming Wax and how to use it on furniture.

Liming wax is a furniture wax product that can create a weathered or raw look on wood pieces. It contains wax and pigments that settle into the grain of the wood and will highlight the …

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Use Hydrogen Peroxide on Wood to Lighten it Easily

When looking to bleach or lighten wood furnituret, consider Hydrogen Peroxide rather than an expensive two part bleaching agent or standard bleach. Hydrogen Peroxide on wood is the preferred method of furniture restoration experts to …

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Must Have Furniture Refinishing Supplies List

Welcome to the ultimate list of must-have furniture refinishing supplies! The goal of this post is to equip you with the most comprehensive list of essential tools, materials, and protective gear needed to take on …

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How to Easily Paint Wash Wood Furniture in any Colour

Ever wonder how refinishers achieve that raw wood or weathered rustic look? It’s a simple trick of paint-washing wood furniture to highlight the grain of the wood while lightly toning the overall wood colour.    …

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Painting vs staining
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Painting vs Staining – The better option for your furniture?

These days, when I get a new piece of furniture I immediately start considering if the piece should be painted vs stained or even a combination of both.  The possibilities are endless when it comes …

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Black Spots on Wood – Now What?

Discovering black spots on your beloved wood furniture can be disheartening.  While these unsightly marks can stem from various sources, they are most frequently attributed to water damage, a common adversary in the world of …

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Refinishing Pine Furniture

Pine wood Furniture is easy to come by. When I first started refinishing furniture, it was probably the type of wood I recognized first. This is due to Pine being fast growing, soft wood which …

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Refinishing Retro Teak Furniture for Indoors

I love Retro Furniture and I am not the only one. Teak Furniture continues to grow in popularity, particularly with styles from the 1960’s and 1970’s.  With furniture pushing on over 50 years of use, …

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