As you probably know, purchasing a new dining room set may cost you literally an arm and a leg. Unfortunately, not everybody is able to bear a new dining room set’s costs. As a result, refinishing an old dining room set or buying low-priced ones is their last resort. Although refinishing old dining room sets process can be done without any professionals’ help, you need more concentration and time. It is considered a simple project that helps to improve your home by keeping your dining room furniture up to date.
Here are a few tips that will help you through your refinishing journey:
Before you go ahead and remove the old paint or stain from your dining room set, consider protecting not only yourself, but also your clothing. Wearing a pair of gloves that resist chemicals, some old clothes you have and a safety goggles are enough to help and protect you during the painting process. If you do not consider taking enough safety precautions while dealing with chemicals in the paint, you will get yourself hurt and will suffer from pain and damage to your skin and eyes.
After making sure of your safety, you can carry on applying the paint stripper to your dining table and chairs’ surfaces. It is only a matter of some minutes required to make sure the stripper is applied successfully. For more details, you can check the label of the container. It all depends on your current product you have so once you are done with applying the stripper to your dining room set; you are ready to move onto the next step.
Remember to use a stripper wood cleaner to clean the stripped wood. Once you get to this point, it is recommended to use another steel wood piece to help wipe any remaining stripper away. Leave the furniture pieces to dry during the nighttime.
Wood fillers are very useful and you should apply them to cover any holes in your furniture pieces. Do not forget to choose a color that goes well with the color of the dining room set, exceptionally in case you are going to choose a light color for your table stain.
You are almost there; you just need to sand the dining room set pieces’ surface to prepare them to the final phase, which is to get them painted. Take note to remove any sand or dust with a piece of cloth and you are ready now to apply your new paint.