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Clean the wood and apply a furniture treatment

This 1930 night table had been repainted. The first thing to do is to strip the wood to expose it. Finishing sanding and scraping of hard-to-reach areas will be necessary to remove paint. A treatment against xylophagous insects will finish the preparation of the piece of furniture which will finally be able to receive a finish either waxed or varnished. Attention: the use of the stripper requires some precautions! Wear goggles and gloves.

Necessary material

  • Container
  • Flat brush
  • Painter's knives
  • Steel wool # 2

Steps

  1. Strip a painted wood
  2. Treat a bared wood

Strip a painted wood

Spread the remover on the wood

Spread the remover on the wood

1. Pour paint stripper in a plastic container preferably or in an old bowl and close the can. This precaution must become a reflex, many accidents resulting from the accidental spilling of stripper. Spread the product on the paint with a flat brush. As it is presented in the form of gel, you do not risk running, even on the vertical walls. Work in full panels.

Scrape off the paint raised by the stripper

Scrape off the paint raised by the stripper

2. Let the product work until the paint blisters. With a painter's knife, scrape the paint layer (s), attacked by the paint stripper, until the wood appears. For this type of work, it is good to have knives of different widths (4, 6 and 8 cm for example).

Exposing wood to steel wool

Exposing wood to steel wool

3. If the flat parts are easily scratched by the painter's knife, the worked areas can not withstand the same treatment. Use # 2 steel wool to remove most of the paint from the paint stripper, then rinse with hot water.

Finish by removing some traces of paint on the wood

Finish by removing some traces of paint on the wood

4. Allow a day to dry in a well-ventilated room, then sand and sand the raised areas where there will be some traces of paint. Use the tip of a knife to remove the last remaining paint, housed at the bottom of the carved parts.

Treat a bared wood

Gel anti-xylophage product

Gel anti-xylophage product

1. Take advantage of the baring of the wood of this piece of furniture to treat it against the attacks of xylophagous insects. The use of the product presented in gel greatly facilitates the treatment. Put on protective gloves for this operation.

Also treat the interior of the wooden furniture

Also treat the interior of the wooden furniture

2. Do not neglect to treat the interior of the furniture even if no symptoms of attack are apparent. Emphasize precisely those little visible parts that are the favorite places for the development of insect attacks. You will then have to finish the furniture according to your taste: waxed or varnished.

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