Need to Restore Your Antique Wood Furniture?
Lubricite Has You Covered!
We know the importance that antique furniture can have on your life and the desire to keep that furniture in your home. Unfortunately, sometimes the furniture just doesn’t cooperate and father time catches it to it like it does for us all. However, there are ways to repair and restore your antique wood furniture with Lubricite wood finishing products. Get the perfect product for your needs when you turn to us. We have a great selection of wood finishing products to choose from that can tackle a wide range of antique restoration jobs. Refinish and repair antique and vintage wood furniture today and keep enjoying it for years to come! Our wood finishing products can help you bring back to life your beloved piece of furniture! For more information about all that we have to offer, please reach out to us today.
When you reach out, we can provide you with a no-obligation consultation and go over the various products we have in our inventory, which includes wood stain by the quart and woodworking shellac. During this consultation, we can help you select the perfect product to restore your antique wood furniture.
Types of Wood Damage That Can & Can’t Be Restored
The most common issues when it comes to types of wood damage to antique furniture is structural and cosmetic. These issues can often be repaired and restored with a trusty hand. What sets antique wood furniture apart from other types of wood is how vintage and antique wood is more likely to be made of solid wood that is sturdier and longer lasting. As the times have gone on, the wood used is lighter and more prone to damage, which is why you see antique wood furniture last a long time.
When it comes to types of wood, there is also a difference in how to resurface them. Mahogany can be enhanced, but not recolored with a lighter stain due to its original makeup. However, oak on the other hand can handle a staining both lighter or darker. So if you had oak furniture and wanted to refinish, then you can also change up the color if you want.
Our wood finishing products are also perfect for cosmetic damages, which includes surface-level nicks, scrapes, gouges, water rings, discoloration and more that ultimately impact the color and finish of the furniture. From the normal day-to-day wear and tear to the effects of smoke and water, we have wood finishing products that will restore your antique and vintage wood furniture. And can match or change the existing color of the furniture depending on your desires.
Common Wood Refinishing & Restoration Mistakes
Incorrectly covering up damages or using the wrong finish are among the most common wood refinishing and restoration mistakes we see. Sometimes, simply adding another layer can cause more harm than good.
Poor surface cleaning and prep is also a common mistake that leads to bad results in antique and vintage wood refinishing. This step is often rushed or sometimes even skipped in order to finish faster. However, proper stripping ensures a cleaner and smoother finish and helps when building the color back up. This holds especially true when it comes to antique furniture restoration and refinishing. A good refinishing job can improve the value of the piece of furniture too.
Another common issue is sanding, which seems simple, but can lead to problems when trying to finish a piece of wood furniture. Going against the woodgrain, sanding too much, sanding too little, or not properly cleaning the furniture surface afterwards can lead to a messy and uneven finish once the stain and sealer are applied. In the moment, it may look good, but that might be an illusion as the end result is poor or sloppy.
Lastly, thinking wood veneer is solid wood is another common mistake when restoring antique and vintage wood furniture. Unfortunately, if this is a mistake that is made it is usually too late to fix. Removing the finish from a wood veneered surface with a sander can lead to devastating results, which includes burning through the thin wood directly into the underlayer surface.