Found 12 results for the keyword ‘Refinishing’

  • Techniques for hiding furniture and hardwood floor scratches.

    Scratches on furniture can often be camouflaged by any of a number of simple techniques, especially if the scratch follows somewhat the grain of the wood.   WIPE-ON POLY When there is no stain on the wood, so the finish is actually the natural colour of the wood, simply putting a bit more fini...
  • Bathtub repair and refinishing

    Some of our viewers have some patching to do on their bathtubs. Here are the tricks, but remember that a patch almost always shows and some do not last forever so if you really want it nice without replacing the tub you will want to hire a professional refinisher who has special equipment and sp...
  • Removing stains from Marble or cultured marble

    Lynn from Boussevain, Manitoba has a cultured marble sink that has some dark orange like stains that just won't come out. It may be that they will never come out, but here is what to try.Grease or Oil stains -- Whiting with AcetoneFood stains -- Hydrogen Peroxide and a few drops of AmmoniaRu...
  • Paint stripping tips

    Mark from Toronto, Ontario is looking at a good paint stripper that will remove multiple layers of paint from his doors. Professional In a trip to Ross Furniture Refinishing. in Toronto, Ontario, Gino Piazza gave us some tips about how the professionals do it, then we talked about doing it your...
  • Does the Flecto Renewal "no sanding" floor refinishing system work?

    Yes. In fact it is a very good system that provides one of the hardest floor finishes available, without having to sand the old finish. But there are important details that shouldn?t be missed and some limitations that you must pay attention to.If the floor is damaged and needs wood filler, ...
  • How do you refinish an old bathtub?

    Epoxy paints are available that you can use if you want to do this job yourself, and they are quite durable. However it is very difficult to apply them without seeing the brush marks.The real professional method, short of taking the tub out and sending it out for re-finishing, is to have a speci...
  • Why do porcelain patches not last in the bottom of a sink?

    When you drop a sharp object on porcelain finished sinks or appliances, often a chip of the porcelain will pop off. This can be patched with porcelain touch-up kits. But in the bottom of a sink the porecelain seems to pop off without dropping anything, and the patch never seems to last.That ...
  • How to remove carpet adhesive.

    Carpet or tile adhesive can seem almost impossible to remove from a concrete or wooden floor, especially when it has been there for a long time. If you try sanding, it will heat up and clog up the sandpaper. If you wire brush it with a wire wheel on your drill, again if you let it heat up, it w...
  • Rag applied clear polyurethane finishing.

    I bet you can imagine how many manufacturers send me products hoping that I will put them on TV. Well, here is one where I called MinWax and asked them to send me over some Wipe-On-Poly. I have fallen in love with this stuff. It is simply a clear polyurethane finish, but formulated to not gum up...
  • Removing water rings from furniture and refinishing without stripping

    I am sure that I have done a TV show on this product, but for the life of me I cannot find it and people keep asking. There is a special category of re-finishing product, often called 'furniture re-finisher' (not furniture or paint stripper) but variations are made by several different manufactur...