Many of us have old furniture that is a pity to throw away. And someone buys unpainted wood products, for example, in Ikea, because they are cheaper. And here the question becomes very relevant, how to give them a decent look, while protecting the surface from various damage?
Types of paints for finishing wooden furniture
It is probably easier to list compounds that are completely unsuitable for painting wood and furniture from it. If we talk about the peculiarities of the appearance of the coating and its properties, then all paints and varnishes used for painting furniture can be divided into three groups: transparent varnishes and impregnations, water-soluble dispersion paints and enamels. Continue reading
Two-component varnishes, or cold cured varnishes, as well as waterborne varnishes, have two big advantages over polyurethane varnishes: they dry faster and do not have time to become dusty; the varnished surface remains light and does not turn yellow over time. Cellulose lacquer also gives a light coating, although not as durable as when finishing with the above varnishes.
You can get rid of the bubbles as follows: pour the varnish from the can into a new bucket for paint or a special bucket for varnish. Lower the brush, then press it to the side – this will remove air from the bristles, which can give small bubbles on the freshly varnished surface. Continue reading
Often you want to do something for yourself, your loved ones, for a house, apartment, and not because it is cheaper, or you will do better than a factory product of a similar purpose. Of course, sometimes it turns out that standard furniture does not fit into the geometry of the room, but most often you just want to do something and enjoy the fruits of your labor for many years, for example, a wooden kitchen table.
Therefore, in today’s article we will tell you how to make a kitchen table with your own hands. First of all, this article is intended for those who could not pick up a factory table of the right size due to the non-standard geometry of the kitchen. And, of course, for those masters who are simply used to doing everything with their own hands, following the saying: “If you want it to be done well, do it yourself.” Continue reading