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Retouching old Oak chairs and tables [closed]

I have found a great old oak table and chair set which the neighbours wanted to get rid off. It is well used but in good condition. The photo below shows the wear and tear the set has had over years (...
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How to restore the brushed finish on stainless steel appliances

Someone in our household absentmindedly used a green ScotchBrite pad to clean a couple of the stainless steel appliances in our kitchen. In some cases, they went across/against the grain. The ...
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How to restore satin/brushed finish on brass

Trying to restore this piece of plumbing I bought and accidentally scratched. In the image below you can see one of the original scratches at the bottom. I did some research online and found that the ...
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How can I remove paint and rust from a metal 1950s cabinet?

I have a 50s metal medical cabinet that I would like to restore. I don't have access to a stripping tank so what would be the best way to remove old paint and rust. I'd love to get it back to metal ...
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how to remove water stain in sanded wood furniture

I have stripped the paint and sanded down a wood cedar chest. The top still has a deep circular stain that I think is from water. I keep sanding the area but the ring still persists. Do I bleach ...
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Staining deck with a few newly replaced boards

I bought a two-story condo that has two back decks and a roof deck, all with at least a few planks damaged beyond repair, but 95% in good enough condition to re-finish. We live two blocks from the ...
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Bring composite deck back to life

Is there a way to enhance the look of a composite deck ? This deck was built 5 years ago and looks little worn out. To make matters worse there were some paint droplets on the deck and i used a metal ...
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Restoring worn down steps [closed]

Want to take up another DIY at home, restoring steps to attic. I want to clean them up and make them shine. I see tons of products in Lowes and home depot on Floor restore/shine. Anything you guys ...
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Looking for advice on this refinishing project

Refinishing some wood builtins (veneer). The photos below are of a shelf which appears to have the same veneer; I am using that shelf as a test bed. I have provided several photos in different ...
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Refinishing options for metal sink drainplug?

The drain-plug in the sink of my bathroom vanity is made of a plastic base with a metal top (brass by the looks of it) that is chrome plated. The chrome-plating developed some scratches which turned ...
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What are my options for refinishing these cabinets?

We have some old kitchen cabinets in poor shape. I think they are stained wood, but I'm not certain. I'm looking for an easy way to refinish these to make the kitchen look nicer. Could they be ...
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How can I speed drying of oil primer on a garage cabinet?

Here’s my setup. First time using a paint sprayer and will be using oil based primer Zinsser Cover Stain, which smells badly: Is this overkill for cabinet refinishing with a sprayer? So far I’ve been ...
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I think I sprayed too much primer for my first coat when painting my cabinets. What should I do next?

I’m using Zinnser cover stain primer and didn’t thin out before using my Wagner HVLP spray for the first time (they said no need to thin). It came out orange peel like and I think I sprayed too much ...
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Is there a way to refinish underside of a toilet seat?

I have an old-ish toilet seat that has eroded a bit on the underside. Picture below. Is there a way to fix this? Is there a material I can use to paint over it or something?
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Drips in my DIY bathtub reglaze

I used the Bathworks re-glaze kit on my bathtub. I did amazing prep but then I used too much paint. The entire thing started to slide and then I got drips that I was unable to get rid of. Now ...
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Sanding Screens vs Sandpaper for Cedar Deck sanding

I am sanding my cedar deck. The deck has been stained and in places it is worn away leaving bare cedar that has weathered and turned silver. I have the sander for the weekend, ( 12x18 ) inches and ...
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Can I match new to existing polyurethane floor finish?

I had painters tape pull up the finish on my flooring in a strip all around the room Can I sand down the wooded strip and put polyurethane back on the one in strip and it be the same?
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How to refinish a checker topped table?

What would be the best approach for sanding down a oak table that has a checkered top with grains going in opposite directions. The squares are approximately 3" x 3". Any advice would be greatly ...
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Should I use clear grain filler on this oak table?

Currently at the end stages of stripping and refinishing a painted-over vintage oak table. After stripping off several coats of paint and careful sanding it has a nice natural pickled look to it. ...
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Transparent stain on refinished windows requiring filler?

I'm having some old wooden windows restored. They currently have a dark stain with (the remains of) a transparent finish, and in an ideal world I'd want to stay with that. However the wood is in bad ...
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How to finish around the inside of new windows after replacing old ones

New windows were put in about a year ago and we were left with the result shown in the photos. I'm tired of seeing this and want to fix and finish it myself. However, I'm not sure what steps to take.!
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Is there a non-specialty paint that can be used on microwave interior?

The interior of my older low-end microwave, where the rotating tray rollers contact, has worn through the original finish and become rusty. There are specific microwave refinishing paints available, ...
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re coating a patch of wooden flooring

my lease is about to come up and i have to patch up my floor if i want to see my deposit back. the coating on the floor feels like polyurethane, or a thin lacquer, i cannot tell which. you can see ...
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How to fill the cavity in a recessed door panel

I'm restoring the door to my dumb waiter. The door is 1" thick, plywood core, tin exterior (1/32"); the door is original and dates back to 1939. I want to make the door completely flat, then ...
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How to restore hollow metal door?

I have a dumb waiter in my apartment with a metal door approximately 2ft x 1.5ft, 1" thick but hollow, it appears to be made of 1/16" steel. The door is sligtly beat up, minor dents but nothing major. ...
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refinishing an old coffee table

I have never worked with wood before, and this is going to be my first DIY wood project. I did a significant amount of research, but still have questions as I don't want to damage a piece of furniture ...
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How can I prevent refinished tub from chipping?

I've used the Rust-Oleum 7860519 Tub And Tile Refinishing 2-Part Kit twice over the last 4 or 5 years for a rental property I own and each time a renter leaves, the finish as chipped off in several ...
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