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Tips For Restoring Antique Furniture

By Edited Jul 1, 2015 3 4

Tips for restoring antique furniture can help reignite beauty as furniture tends to easily age over time in certain environments. Temperature and humidity are hands down, the major culprits. It also helps to restore the shine of the furniture and to make it look vibrant again.

Restoring antique furniture to it's vibrant potential

Understanding the use and blending of colors of the furniture is something that should be taken into consideration during the restoring process. Some color enhancements may be needed. Staining the furniture can be used so that the colors in the furniture will stay at their best and will have a brilliant and long lasting shine to them.

Tips for restoring antique furniture is helpful when dealing with metal. There may be pieces missing or damaged. Rust corrosion can alter the look, significantly. Removing rust is one if the steps to take. Special tools used for removing rust should not come into contact with bronze or brass. Oxide should only be removed from parts of the furniture that have rust on them and should not come into contact with any other part of the antique furniture.

Look at the handles, knobs, hinges and facings. They may be replaced with similar parts or reconditioned ones. Always try and replace parts with similar original or compatible designs.

Add certain features from the same time period if you are compelled to do so and have secured the flawless piece that could enhance the appeal and value of the furniture item.

One of the tips for restoring antique furniture that can be helpful is the use of a a derusting fluid. These usually contain hydrochloric acid and diluted phosphoric. These fluids will dissolve oxide that has rusted, they are used for car parts and hardware but they can be used on furniture too.

Discuss your needs for a project with professionals on restoration to see which products can be used for those special pieces of antique furniture that are about to be restored. Also find tips on restoring antique furniture on many antique web sites. You can probably find any needed parts from reputable online dealers.

These tips for restoring antique furniture can be used to make it look like new again. Yuu can easily get furniture to look its best without damaging it. The comfort and beauty of your home is important, so the relevant decor should be treated with special care.

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Comments

Feb 26, 2010 5:53pm
Jack_Luca
Very useful tips! I love antiques. They just don't make furniture like that any more.
Feb 27, 2010 7:57am
askformore
Thank you for a great article with very practical tips.
Feb 28, 2010 11:41am
ladybugblue
Thanks for these tip on antiques.
Mar 2, 2010 1:12am
JHKersey
Excellent and informative tips on restoring antique furniture.
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