When refinishing furniture, the first step is usually to strip off the old finish. Although this is very common, there are times when furniture can be restored without having to strip its old finish first. In fact, institutes that keep important pieces of furniture for long periods of time only remove old finishes if the present finish risks damaging the wood.
Although there are Chemical Paint Strippers that make stripping easier, the process can still be time consuming and messy. Chemical paint strippers are not advised because:
- They may damage the wood.
- They may weaken the furniture’s joints by deteriorating its glue. Continue reading How To Refinish Furniture Without Stripping