Helpful Hints

Have a question or need advice about a DIY furniture refinishing or custom project?

Q: I accidentally scratched the finish on the coffee table at may partner's home. He is going to be upset and I want to fix it. IS there anything you can do to help? Thanks.

Try Howard brand Restor-A-Finish along with 0000 steel wool and follow the directions on the Howard can. Both the Howard product and 0000 steel wool can be found on Amazon

Q: I’m doing a refinish on a heywood Wakefield piece and liked the stain color you used on this buffet. Can you share the color/brand that was used? Thanks!

Thank you very much!
The stain used on the buffet in the photo is Varathane Colonial Maple (2 coats).
Good luck with the refinish!

Heywood Wakefield Buffet Refinish
Q. This looks amazing. What products/color did you use?

A. Thank you. I used General Finishes water-based 'Espresso' and finished with Deft brand polyacrylic.
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Q. This cool wooden chair is being destroyed by the sun. Can you recommend the best way to treat it?

A. Thompson's water seal or a Marine varnish sealer. Either one will protect the wood from the