Advice 1: How to Polish lacquer

Lacquered furniture produced in order to better highlight the texture and color of wood. Especially often it is used in the manufacture of furniture. But to fix the result, it is required after the application of varnish to refinish.
How to Polish lacquer
You will need
  • wax;
  • - Lac;
  • - alcohol-denatured;
  • - varnish;
  • - linseed oil;
  • - turpentine;
  • - sponge or cloth.
Polish only well-dried painted surface. This is usually done with alcohol. However, when applied pyroxylin varnish coating, use the polishing paste and polishing the water. Use this method of processing and fixing of the varnish finish grained wood: maple, yew, mahogany and sycamore.
Perform polishing according to the following scheme: first, apply the varnish with a special swabs thin layers. Repeat this process three times, waiting each time drying the coating. The first portion, apply a thick layer, then sand with a pumice stone or a special powder on its basis until luster is obtained. After drying for 3 days. Then you need to apply a second batch of material, but without the sanding to get smooth Shine. Besides, this part of the polishing must also remove all small imperfections on the wood. Dried it for about 5 days. Apply a third portion in the form of a liquid varnish, which brings the surface to a mirror Shine. After all finally Polish the usual alcohol without varnish.
Can furniture Polish to use not only alcohol, but also oil, wax and shellac. So, for example, linseed oil (natural linseed oil in combination with turpentine especially well suited for processing hard wood, e.g. oak. RUB it need until then, until it cease to absorb. Then you have to leave for a few hours, after which the excess should be removed.
If you want to use the wax to Polish your furniture, then apply it directly on top of the tree. It is best suitable for this purpose beeswax mixed with turpentine to a state of a soft paste. Apply a thick layer and allow to dry. And after buff to a Shine.
In the processing of patent furniture Polish is especially beautiful Shine, however, work with him quite difficult. And remember that surfaces treated with shellac, you need to protect from exposure to sunlight (he cracks) and from contact with alcohol (it dissolves the coating). Polishing of shellac should be applied fast in a circular motion. If it is poorly absorbed, then mix the material with linseed oil. Shellac usually dries during the day. After which the surface should be carefully and moderately wipe with alcohol-denatured alcohol.

Advice 2: How to paint polished furniture

The appearance of your polished furniture does not cause you delight. She was covered with stains and faded. So, it's time to update it. Painting is the most affordable way to transform cabinets, dressers and other polished items.
How to paint polished furniture
You will need
  • - paint;
  • - sandpaper;
  • - screwdriver;
  • - ;spatula, brush, roller
  • - composition for etching;
  • - primer;
  • - washing powder;
  • - means for processing wood.
First conduct preparatory work. Remove doors and shelves. Remove the fasteners from the furniture (hooks, doorknobs, hinges).

Clean the disassembled parts. For paint removal, immerse them in the composition for etching. Good rinse all parts and dry. Solution of detergent, rinse all internal and external surfaces of furniture.
Now, prepare the surface of the furniture for painting. Remove the old coating. With the construction of the hair dryer warm up the top layer of the coating. Start with small sections.
Take the spatula and gently remove the old varnish. Be careful not to damage the surface of the furniture, otherwise it will deteriorate its appearance and add extra work.

Sand surface with a sanding machine or sandpaper. For convenience, attach it to the bar.

Treat the surface of the furniture, making a circular movement until, until it becomes rough and opaque. The exposed wood structure process protective equipment – insecticides and fungicides.
The old furniture sometimes you can find the chips and deep scratches. Take joiner's putty and apply all defects. Repair place needed a good clean.
Apply a coat of primer for wood. Don't forget to primed and sanded the inner elements of the cabinets. Wait until dry. Take fine sandpaper and Polish the surface of the furniture.
Polished furniture paint alkyd paint. Start with in-depth planes. Apply paint on the upper inner wall part, and further on the sidewalls and bottom.
The outer surface of furniture paint with a roller. Be careful not to leave gaps and streaks. If necessary, apply a second coat of paint. Drawers, shelves and doors paint on the table, which is pre-cover with plastic wrap.
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