6 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Old Wooden Chair

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Wooden seating or chairs are one of the easiest and sometimes most expensive pieces of used furniture. When searching for a chair to rejuvenate or refurbish, you need to look for something which is sturdy and well built!

Unless you love a certain type of chair, you never go for something that will cost more to restore than buying new chair or that will require more time and effort than you are willing to put into piece.

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Majorly all the chairs are attractive, but due to its maximum use and time it gets old and because of that users need another alternative. So such chairs from your junkyard which have wooden frame in usable condition can be rejuvenated / restored and refinished for a new look and workable.

First you’ll need…

Sand paper (150 grade) Gold and Silver powder
Rag (piece of old cloth) Clear polish
Newspaper Varnish
Step – 1:

Before staring the work, first spread the newspaper at the area where you are going work on! and place the chair on it. The old pair of wooden frame should be inspected and reshaped which has been discoloured and damaged!

Step – 2:

The very first thing is to remove the old cracked upholstery which you are tired of watching and have become ugly and squashed.

Step – 3:

Scrape the wooden frames with the sandpaper (150 grade) and remove the old polish from it.

Step – 4:

Mix the silver and gold powder in equal quantities with clear polish and varnish as shown in figure.

Step – 5:

Now gently apply the colour polish with a rag (old piece of cloth) which we have made by adding gold and silver powder with clear polish and varnish.

Step – 6:

After the polish dries, apply the coat of clear polish over it to prevent it from wearing off!

Courtesy: Rachna Kapoor & Sebastian Zachariah

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