DIY: Antique furniture repair
Looking for antique furniture repair? Antique pieces are rare finds that have been handed down from generations to generations. Some antique furniture have been used by well-known people back in the days. You see, these antique furniture have gone through a very long period of time and have managed to survive up to now. However, furniture that have gone through a lot will show its age and with time, it will need to be repaired to restore it back to its original apperance or to maintain it so it can last for a couple of years or maybe another century?
Antique furniture repair can be done by you. If you know you’re way around tools, then gather you basic tools and with a little bit of instructions that will be posted here, you can handle minor repairs easily and there is no need for you to pay for repair anymore.
Identifying the problem areas is your first step to antique furniture repair. Some furniture may only have minor cosmetic damage that is easy to remove. On the other hand, you may also like how it looks or you also have the choice to take it to a professional for a complete overhaul. The choice is your to make but you also have to take note of the value of the specific antique piece and how it is connected to you. It may be worth it to have it seen by a professional if it is of considerable value.
There are many antique furniture out there and most of these furniture are completely made of wood while others have had veneers added. Determining the type of piece you currently have is your starting point to antique furniture repair.
Antique furniture repair: Common problems you will have to tackle
Moisture rings are common for antique furniture, knowing how to remove these with causing any damage to the surface of the wood is very important because the rings have a tendency to be white and can be removed fairly well with the use of a chemical. There are chemicals being sold for antique repair furniture and the amalgamator is one of them and one of the most used. All you have to do is pour a little on a soft cloth and apply it without rubbing. You just have to dab on the surface and press it gently in order for the solution to penetrate into the stain. If this doesn’t work, you could repeat the whole process and wait for a few minutes in between applications.
Fixing minor scratches and shallow nicks on wooden surfaces is usually easy. There are gel stains, liquid stains and pencil stains that you can use but this depends on how the antique furniture repair should be done. Refinishing must only be considered for more difficult stains and burns.