Trying your hand in restoring an antique dining table?
Well, to pull off this massive feat you need the right antique restoration
materials and tons of patience to complete the job.
Antique furniture’s always carry a certain subtle elegance that’s pretty hard
to replicate. Yes, you do have contemporary furniture’s that come decked with
mirror shine finish. However, old antique furniture still stands way above any
modern furniture simply based on the fact that old wood provides a unique color
and aura that’s next to impossible to replicate. But with age comes the added
burden of restoration. Seldom would you find antique furniture’s preserved in an
excellent state. Besides, with age they are more prone towards damages.
Therefore, in case you are restoring an antique dining table, better be careful
with the materials you use and the way you use them. Damaging your antique
dinner table now would require considerable amount of finance to do further
Restoring an antique dining table is no mean feat. It requires loads of
patience and immense amount of concentration to pull off. This being said, if
you genuinely love your antique table then it wouldn’t be that tough a feat to
Shift your antique dining table to a suitable area where you can easily work
on it. Try opting for an open outdoor space as this will ensure proper
ventilation besides, you can now have multiple persons working on the same
project. Try adding a disposable plastic beneath the table to defend it from
Use feather duster to remove dust and other environmental debris present
within your furniture.
To get rid of the dullness present within the upper wood of your dining
table, try rubbing it with old English furniture polish via a hygienic lint-free
cloth. However, avoid applying excess polish as this can seriously jeopardize
the shine. Now, allow the polish to settle for about 30 to 45 minutes. You will
definitely witness a stark change in the color orientation and shine when it’s
When restoring an antique dining table, the materials that we use on it play
a very crucial role. Try using products that are actually meant for restoration
purposes only. Besides, to attain an original finish use materials that match up
to your wood color.
To acquire the “original finish”, you need to spray your antique dining table
from bottom to top with restoration fluid. To reduce the number of streaks and
obtain an even finish, attempt applying the fluid from one side.
Keep the surface untouched for about 15 to 20 minutes. Then use a large but a
soft bristle brush to scrub out the surface debris. However, some portions of
the table might be a bit tricky to clean with a big brush, us a smaller one
here. Whilst you brush, this also marks the beginning of the sanding process.
Right after you finish brushing, start sanding your antique table by hand
with 100-grit sandpaper. However, be extremely of not going too hard at it or
else you just might end up ruining the new finish. To help matters, try folding
the 100-grit sandpaper so that it is small and easy to use.
Finally, to complete restoring your antique dining table, use a clear stain
on top of your sanded furniture to protect it from the environment.