Refinishing Wood can sound like a bigger project than it really is. It is actually fairly simple, and can be done easily if you follow directions and use the right materials.

Preparation is essential when finishing wood projects. Sanding is necessary and in most cases you want to start with a 120 grit sandpaper and work your way to finishing with a 220 grit sandpaper, always sanding in direction of the grain of the wood. Once sanding is completed, you want to use a tack cloth to remove excess dust from the wood.

Depending on the condition of the wood, you might want to use a pre-stain wood conditioner which allows the wood to be able to take the stain evenly. The next step would be choosing a wood stain. At Ring’s End we offer various stains including Old Masters, Mixwax and Zar which all have a multitude of shades and colors to choose from. When applying the stain make sure you stir throughly before using to avoid bubble in the stain. After the stain is applied, wait 5-10 minutes and wipe off the excess stain with a rag in the direction of the grain to get an uniform look.

After letting the stain dry at least four hours you can now apply a top coat of polyurethane to seal and protect the surface. Make sure to stir the polyurethane and use a natural bristle brush to apply. After four hours of drying take your 220 sandpaper and lightly sand the surface and then remove the excess dust with a tack cloth. Once this is done you can apply your second coat of polyurethane and wait another four hours of dry time.

All these products are available at all of our nineteen locations. Stop by to one of our locations and ask for any of our experienced sales people on how they could answer any questions for your next home project.



Also check out the video below for more instruction and step by step on how to refinish furniture.