Are you planning to replace your old wooden night stand? Stop!!! If you think that your night stand is full of nips and scratches, you can easily refinish it. And no, you don’t have to visit the store for this easy DIY. The best part? Just go down to a nearby thrift store and pick up any old wooden furniture at dirt cheap price. Rejuvenate the furniture by using this easy method and flaunt it to your friends who will not be any wiser.
List Of Easy Steps To Refinish Old Wooden Furniture At Home
Things You Need
You will need old wooden furniture, vegetable oil, white vinegar and an old rag cloth. You will also need a mixing bowl for mixing the ingredients. All these ingredients are readily available at home and will make your old wooden furniture shine.
Mix The Ingredients
Mix ¾ cup of vegetable oil with about ¼ cup of white vinegar in the bowl. You can use any vegetable oil you have at home like olive oil or sunflower oil. You may also use apple cider vinegar if you don’t happen to have white vinegar.
Wipe The Furniture
Take the rag and dip it into the mixture. Squeeze out excess solution and wipe down the furniture. Make sure you concentrate on the areas where there are scratches. You will see your old and forlorn wooden furniture come back to life as if by magic.
Repeat If Necessary
There are no ingredients in this solution that could cause any harm to wood. So, you can wipe your wooden furniture as and when necessary to bring it back to life. If you are in possession of antique wooden furniture, make sure you consult with an expert before using this method.
While this technique might work well for hiding scratches and nicks in the wood, if the damage is severe, you might want to use the normal method. You may have to wash the furniture with soap and water and scrap off paint using a paint scraper. And yes, you will also have to fill in any chipped areas an cracks in the furniture. You may use colored wax if possible for filling in small cracks. Finally, use any wood finish to add sheen to your furniture.