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Many times, old furniture loses its paint and no longer looks nice, but before throwing it away you should know that if it is made of wood, it can be varnished. This way they will look like new and you will be able to renew all the utensils of this material without much investment and effort. So stay tuned to what we show you below to learn well well how to varnish wood.
Previous advice before explaining how to varnish wood
Before varnishing the wood you must take into account that Each type of wood has different characteristics. Knowing very well which one you have and need to transform, you will also choose the type of varnish you require. This will ensure that it adheres perfectly. This is very important because it can impact the perfection of your work.
What varnish should you choose?
The options for varnishing wood are varied because in the market you can get different finishes for this product. Depending on the type of wood and your expectations, you can choose between a matte finish, a gloss finish or a transparent finish.
Here are some tips depending on the type of wood you have.
- indoor wood: to varnish interior wood you can use a very simple varnish. Water-based varnish is the ideal option for this because it is very easy to apply and achieves a very nice finish. This is perfect for coffee tables, dining room or living room furniture. It does not need as much care because it will not be exposed to sunlight.
- Outdoor: to varnish wood that will be used outdoors, you should choose a varnish that is resistant to sunlight. In this case, synthetic varnish would be used, which is special to give wood good quality and resistance for exteriors. This varnish ensures longer color life.
How to varnish wood step by step?
Once you have identified the wood you want to reuse and know a little about its differences, the next step is to varnish it. Then, we will talk about everything that is needed to varnish wood yourself and how the whole process would be to achieve a perfect finish.
Materials you need.
Before varnishing the wood, all the necessary material must be prepared. The varnishing must be done in a suitable area for it, wide and with ventilation. You must be careful not to spill or spread the rest of the things in the house. Prepare the varnish, the brush, a brush if necessary, the sandpaper and a clean cloth.
Steps to varnish
Now, having all the materials ready and the space ready to varnish the wood, we must know the correct steps to achieve the finish that we so much want. They are very easy to follow, but you have to keep in mind not to forget any of them so that the varnish lasts much longer.
- Sand and clean the wood: To varnish the wood we must first make sure that it is clean and that it is not porous. Many old woods have the problem of pores from which residues come out and this will not allow the varnish to adhere properly. For this, a fine sandpaper is used and the surface is sanded removing all the leftovers of the wood.
- Choose the type of varnish: As we mentioned, to varnish wood we must have a special type. You can advise yourself according to the finish you are looking for in your furniture. The great advantage is that there are several options to choose from and different finishes to choose from.
- Varnish the wood for the first time: For a perfect finish, the first layer of varnish should be applied using a large brush. Apply a thin layer that does not leave traces of the passes so as not to damage the surface. Let the first coat dry, then sand a bit to remove any excess.
- Pass a clean cloth: To remove the remains of the varnish, when the first layer is dry, wipe with a soft cloth.
- Apply the following layer: This must be very fine, try not to overload it too much, since lumps can remain and affect the varnish. This layer is left to dry for a minimum of 24 hours and is sanded to give it the final touch.
Varnish the wood and make sure to protect the finish
After varnishing the wood it is important to protect it so that the product does not fall off. Over the years, wood can deteriorate and this will depend on its use. For example, if it is a table that will be used a lot, it is recommended that a glass be adapted to the surface to protect the work that you have done with so much effort.