Time to renew the general appearance of our home, renovation and restoration tasks have much influence on the final outcome. Although sometimes we would like to renew for full tables and furniture for our House, budget prevents us to accomplish this monumental task, and we are faced with the need to be creative and resourceful, reusing what we already have, but giving them a new and original appearance. Restore a piece of furniture or accessories of wood can be simple task, if we follow a series of steps and have the necessary patience. We will begin by selecting the surface (the furniture or table) to restore, and will give you a good cleaning, first dry to remove dust, Earth, fabrics of spiders and others, and later in humid, with a cotton cloth dampened in warm water mixed with neutral detergent or white SOAP and clean. To finish cleaning the surface, we will review to remove SOAP residue, and let dry. We will then give a deep sanding to remove remnants of paints, waxes, patinas or product that has (we can also pickle) and after cleaning, will be ready to be worked surface. Already clean surface can assess the damage, to know what we should do. If the wood has been affected by woodworms, must dampen and let it dry, to open the pores, and then apply the product anticarcoma (to brush).
Then we cover the table or furniture with a plastic (for preference, a bag covering) and leave the product to act for a week. Then we clean it, we sanded and repair holes with wood PuTTY, sanded again to harden it. If the wood had holes or tears, we can repair them with PuTTY for wood, or a mix of tail of Carpenter and wood flour. After cover all breaks and left dry, we will give a good sanding to smooth the surface. If the furniture had carved or volumes, we can repair them using caulk or epoxy PuTTY for artisans, giving the corresponding forms and helping us, if necessary, with a minitorno for handicrafts.
Then sanded to smooth the texture, and cleaned to remove dust. Then we can give the personal touch, through paintings, patina, imitation effects (as we have running to make wood ebony, marble and others), either by applying wax to wood or varnish (colourless or tinting, Matt, satin or gloss). Depending on the desired finish, we will be able or not to apply a coat of primer before painting or make a pickling effect to give an elderly effect, although restored. In the portal you will find many interesting techniques to apply to your furniture. It only remains you begin!