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Easy Tips For Restoring Antiques

Refresh damaged timber furniture with simple techniques for cleaning surfaces and filling chips and dents.

Easy Tips For Restoring Antiques

Timber furniture with a clear finish that shows the grain has a timeless appeal although the dings and blemishes that build up over the years can be conspicuous.

Restoring old timber to its former glory could be as simple as using a few drops of water to lift a dent or using epoxy putty to patch veneer.

Here are our tips on how you can get your timber looking new again.

TIP: Consult an expert first if your furniture may be a valuable antique.

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Cleaning the timber
Cleaning the timber
Handyman Magazine

The first step to any furniture revamp is to give it a thorough clean, as simply removing the grime that has built up can restore much of the original lustre.

Use a sponge dipped in a solution of water and dishwashing detergent to gently clean the timber, getting into details and mouldings with a brush.

Rinse off the detergent with clean water and dry with a cloth.

 
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