Refinishing Oak Table And Chairs
Oak table and chairs are the same as any other kinds of wooden table and chairs that are superior in how they appear. As we all know, their qualities are god-given. Obviously, the biggest attention dealing with such visual qualities is to the natural wood grains. Such a reality seems to be a strong justification why such table and chairs are always among the first public’s choices.
Natural disturbances are the biggest threats.
On the other hand, such table and chairs like many other wooden table and chairs are vulnerable to natural disturbances. Temperature, water, air, humidity, and insects are a few examples of what make a set of oak table and chairs can get quality degradation. This is one of the disadvantages of having wooden furniture as a whole.
Finishing is the solution.
Experts say finishing will become the solution to the problem of quality degradation of wooden furniture wholly and table and chairs in particular. There are some finishing methods that are proven effective to deal with problems like that. Lacquering, glazing, and varnishing are three of the most popular types of wooden furniture finishing. Another method that is not less popular is painting.
The function is clear: minimally, applying a finish can hamper the woods from getting damaged too quickly. A lot of cases prove how finished table and chairs made of wood can remain in a good condition for a much longer time than if they are not finished.
How if the finishing has faded? How is to deal with it?
One thing that you need to underline is that any finishing applied to the surfaces of oak table and chairs is not a fully permanent protect. Even if it can last many years, it is so likely that the finishing will be fading in time.
If this has happened, the best respond is to refinish the furniture items. Meanwhile, to refinish such table and chairs, there are stops that you must follow, such as:
- Firstly, prepare the materials and tools required like some pieces of sandpaper, a vacuum cleaner, a hand-spray, some finishing material (varnish, lacquer, and/or paint).
- Secondly, remove the old finish by sanding.
- Thirdly, vacuum or wash the items to completely clean up the items.
- (Optionally) Fourthly, apply the paint of you choose to color the tables and chairs.
- Fifthly, apply the finish.
Most people tend to glaze, lacquer, or varnish their oak table and chairs without painting them in order to get the textures of the wood grains.