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Wood Putty vs Wood Filler

Wood putty and wood filler are two types of fillers that are often used interchangeably with one another. Although they are very similar and are both used to fill holes in wooden furniture, there are significant differences between the two. Knowing these differences is important to ensure a proper repair. Continue reading Wood Putty vs Wood Filler

Turpentine Uses

The Different Uses of Turpentine

Turpentine, also known as turps, is a solvent that comes from the sap of different pine trees. It’s most commonly extracted from trees such as slash and longleaf pine, but can also come from Maritime Pines, Aleppo Pines or the Ponderosa Pines. These saps are then distilled and turned into resin. Continue reading The Different Uses of Turpentine

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How to Cut Laminate Countertop

Laminate is a popular choice for countertops because it is simple, economical, durable, and easy to clean. It can be bought in two-foot intervals from 4 feet to 12 feet. Unlike other countertops, the top coat of laminate is thin so it easily chips off when cut. Although it may seem difficult, cutting laminate countertop is fairly easy when you know the right tools and strategies to use. Listed below are suggested steps to take when cutting laminate countertop. Continue reading How to Cut Laminate Countertop

How to Clean Antique Furniture

Antique furniture is extremely valuable, so it makes sense to keep it clean and preserved. If you’ve had the antique in your possession for a while, dusting may suffice. However, newly bought or newly passed on antique furniture may require wax and polish. Cleaning antique furniture is just like cleaning other kinds of furniture except it requires more care. There are many ways to clean antique furniture. Listed below are just a few techniques that I’ve found to work. Continue reading How to Clean Antique Furniture

Best Paint for Plastic Surfaces

Best Paint for Plastic Surfaces

Plastic surfaces are harder to paint than other surfaces because their chemical composition makes it difficult for paint to adhere to them. This has led to the development of paints made specifically for plastic. Choosing the best paint for plastic can be quite difficult. Listed below are some tips on what to look for when choosing paint for plastic. Continue reading Best Paint for Plastic Surfaces

Removing wax from wood furniture

Removing Wax from Wood, Skin, Tablecloths and Furniture

Candles and furniture wax are usually used to beautify your home before and during certain events. Although they may look pleasing, they can also bring with them some problems such as wax drippings. You shouldn’t worry when wax drips onto your wood, furniture, skin, or tablecloth because there are easy ways to take them off. Continue reading Removing Wax from Wood, Skin, Tablecloths and Furniture

Removing Water Stains & White Rings from Wood Furniture

For wood furniture to last long, you need to handle it with utmost care. To prevent it from getting damaged, most people put placemats, cloth covers, coasters, or even glass and epoxy over it. However, accidents happen and at one point or another, you may get white rings or water marks. These stains occur when any kind of liquid spills or drips onto your wooden furniture. Learning how to remove water stains from wood will help keep your furniture look nice and new. Continue reading Removing Water Stains & White Rings from Wood Furniture

Best Furniture Polish for Wood

Wood Furniture Polish Review

To keep your furniture looking nice and new, it is essential to polish it at least once a year. The process is fairly easy, but deciding on which polish to use may be difficult. When choosing the best furniture polish for wood, the most important factor is whether it will damage your furniture or not. The three major types of polish are spray polishes or aerosols, liquid polishes, and semisolid polishes. The advantages and disadvantages of each are discussed below. Continue reading Wood Furniture Polish Review