A simple home improvement job may by re-finishing a piece of furniture. You may think that it sounds simple, but you will find that it will cause you to focus on the task for a few hours. There are so many steps in the process of re-finishing anything, but in the end, it will look great.
First, you need to strip off whatever paint or finishes that they already off. You can do this by using a striper, sand paper, or sanding tools. Most striper will take the paint off, but depending on the layers, you may just want to sand it with a tool. When you use sanding tools you need to make sure that you use them with care and that you make sure that you take all the safety precautions so that you do not get hurt. When you use a sander, those layers of paint will diminish within a couple minutes. When you have most of the paint striped, you may want to take the sand paper and do a final smoothing.
Once you have it striped, you can then prepare it to be painted or re-finished. The item that you use will depend on your preference. You may use an old stocking or brush. When you are placing the finish on, you will want to make sure that all your bristles are good and that none of them are split or damaged. You should also check to see if the size of brush is too big or too small. A brush that is too small will leave lines and a brush too big will not do a very good job for corners. As for the stockings, you can get a pair of old nylons and then dip it into the application. This will help you avoid streaking and lint. You will have a lint-free finish and you will not waste much with a different kind of cloth.
When you take the time to re-finish something you are hard work will pay off. You will also find that when you re-finish something, you can take it from looking like junk to looking like new. If something is crack or chipped. You can fill it in and then paint or finish it and no one will even notice.