Do you want to change the look of your furniture, but don’t know how to go about it? No problem! We come with help and tell you what you may need to renovate your furniture.
Furniture can become damaged, lose its aesthetic value or simply get bored. But what to do in such a situation if you do not want to buy new? Take up renovation! It may turn out to be a very pleasant activity that brings many great results. Here are some tips on what you can do when you want to redecorate.
Paint your furniture
Want to change the aesthetics of your furniture? Paint them. Not only will it give your furniture a new lease of life, but it will also give you the opportunity to have a truly artistic time. Painting furniture requires a bit of skill and precision, but it will surely bring you a lot of satisfaction. But how to start painting?
The first step you need to take is to sand the furniture down properly, for which you will need sandpaper. Once you have used it on the furniture, remove the dust and degrease it, for instance using washing up liquid. Any old coating remains should be removed with a scraper. Remember also that it is a good idea to decompose the furniture into as straight a shape as possible before you start painting. If you also want to cover up any potential holes or deep scratches, you will also need joint compound, which you can buy at any DIY store.
If you go through all these steps, you can start the main fun, which is the painting itself. First, use a primer paint that will increase the adhesion of the right one. Then, apply the paint in the color of your choice. However, remember to choose the right kind of paint for the material of the piece of furniture. To make sure that the color is even, paint your furniture in thin layers and apply the next layer only after the previous one is completely dry.
Sometimes it’s a good idea to start with details that can significantly change the look. This is also the case with furniture. Before you decide to make a complete change, look for different accessories, such as furniture accessories. Very often, furniture handles alone can change their character. You can also decide to refurbish individual elements, for example a drawer, rather than the entire piece of furniture. Remember, however, that in this case you will need such elements as a drawer runner
Sofa, armchair and chair upholstery
A good way to refurbish old armchairs, sofas and chairs is to change their upholstery. The fabric you use can completely change the character of the piece of furniture and, consequently, of the entire interior. However, there are several aspects that you should pay attention to while choosing the upholstery fabric. First of all, its thickness is very important as it determines how durable the fabric will be. You should also pay attention to whether the fabric is resistant to abrasion and fuzzing as well as various types of dirt
Other important criteria include water repellency, fade resistance, tear and tensile strength, ease of cleaning, anti-bacterial properties and increased scratch resistance if you have pets. The most popular fabrics include altara, skai, plush, velour and chenille, among others.
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