How to restore the furniture at home
In the era of consumption, people tend to quickly get rid of old things (to take to the country or send to the landfill), not even trying to invent something such and update furniture.
However, there are people who do not want to part with their favorite items of interior and seeking to restore them on their own. In the course are paintwork, paint, decoupage, various techniques of decoration and painting.
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The first step is to determine the paint. Furniture made of inexpensive material can be covered with any paint. To obtain the shine enamel lacquer paint is used, for matte oil. The ideal option is water-based acrylic paint. Spray cans are also well proven when painting furniture at home – the paint falls smoothly and without drips.
For the dyeing of garden furniture it is recommended to use paintwork materials. Metal furniture is better to paint with paints and varnishes with anti-corrosion effect, and aluminum products – with a special paint for aluminum. In order not to be mistaken, it is better to consult with experts in the store.
Coloring furniture can be carried out with a variety of brushes, spray guns and rollers. Before staining, be sure to wash and degrease the furniture. Carefully inspect it for minor damage. If necessary, repair and replace locks, handles, legs, hinges. Remove any remaining paint or varnish. Sand the furniture surface with fine-grained emery paper (the sanding machine will also do an excellent job with this job).
Before painting, coat the furniture with a primer, and then fill up the problem areas with a putty. Wait for the primer to dry and degrease the surface of the furniture with vodka or alcohol. Apply acrylic primer – it copes well with the impregnation of cracks, scratches and minor damage. Wait until dry. Using a spatula, cover the defects of the furniture. Sand the dried putty, remove dust from the surface and prime the furniture.
Prepared furniture can be painted. Coloring is performed in one direction, optimally put several layers of paint (ideally – 2). To facilitate staining in several colors, use masking tape, highlighting the borders. Allow painted furniture to dry and operate it no earlier than in a week.
If you want to repaint furniture from chipboard, follow the exact same instructions.
Varnishing of furniture should be carried out exclusively in areas with good ventilation and without access to open fire. Remove the old paintwork completely, without leaving even small patches. Cracks, grooves, bumps and other irregularities that appear on the furniture should be puttied and sanded.
Before applying the lacquer coat the surface with a primer. The varnish is applied in a thin layer, allowing the previous layer to dry before applying the next. Varnish can be applied both with a brush and as a spray, speeding up the process. First, it is recommended to practice on a waste sheet of plywood or wooden board. Shake it well before applying the varnish in the can.
Spray the varnish at a distance of 25-30 cm from the treated furniture with wide movements in the horizontal direction. If drips appear, increase the distance between the balloon and the furniture. The varnish dries for about 48 hours, unless another time is indicated on the label. Treat the first layer of varnish with fine sandpaper, remove the dust with a damp cloth. Apply a second coat of lacquer and let it dry completely. If necessary, apply a third layer. If you need to paint lacquered furniture in white, use acrylic paint and apply it in several layers after the varnish has dried.
Anyone can update the furniture, it is enough to turn on the imagination and find objects that have ceased to impress you with their appearance. So an old chest of drawers that you wanted to write off to the dacha with one sweep of your hand and bright paint can turn into a stylish dressing table.
Do not forget to replace the handles on the drawers and legs as needed. Attach a mirror to the chest of drawers and your chest of drawers will be retrained into puderes.