Furniture Restoration, Antique Restoration and Restoration Hardware
Drawer Slides and Drawer Parts
Furniture restoration and antique restoration are pretty much synonymous. They involve antique and furniture cleaning and old wax removal using tools such as a sharpened dowel and steel wool along with furniture cleaner.
Much of the time the bad appearance of a finish is due to a build up of wax, polish and dust.
Over time the accumulation will cloud the finish, diminish the appearance of the grain pattern and give a general appearance of not quite right. This is the time for furniture restoration.
Restoration hardware is available if you have some damaged or missing hardware that needs replacing.
Antique restoration can make a world of difference in the appearance of a piece of wood furniture and a restored antique will look many times better than a refinished antique.
Furniture cleaning is the first step in furniture restoration. This type of cleaning could be considered the same as spring cleaning your house. Although your furniture is clean, there is a residue left from typical average daily cleaning and generally the average supplies won't do the necessary job to remove the residue.
There are several tools that are handy to keep around for the periodical job of buildup removal and general furniture restoration. After initial antique restoration these tools will help to keep your antiques looking good.
Cleaner For Wax Removal and Furniture Restoration
This Furniture Cleaner will easily dissolve old wax and polish so that it can be easily removed.
0000 Steel Wool
0000 Steel wool is handy for removing those stubborn spots that don't dissolve too readily.
Toothbrush As A Cleaning Tool
A toothbrush is one of the handiest cleaning tools you can find for removing things you don't want from cracks and crevasses, carvings and embossings, or any other irregular surface.
Pencil Size Dowel
A Dowel can become one of the handiest cleaning tools in your cleaning tool kit.
Small Paint Brush
A small paintbrush, approximately 1 inch wide is real handy for daubing cleaner on raised or indented areas and on the narrow places on turnings and spindles.
Soft Cloth and Paper Towels
A Micro Fiber Cloth is handy for final cleaning and buffing.
Other Renovation Cleaning Tools
Anything you can find around the house that will be gentle on the finish and will work is fair game to use. Cotton swabs are real good helpers. String really simplifies cleaning the narrow areas on spindles.
Metal Container With a Metal Lid
The metal container with a lid. is very, very important. Almost every kind of cleaner, polish and wax are volatile and if left in a pile can cause spontaneous combustion. Even a used polishing cloth stored in a plastic bag in a closet or cabinet is a potential candidate for spontaneous combustion.
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