DIY projects such as this can be a huge task- and a costly one. Knowing these mistakes may help you decide to throw in the towel and hire a professional!
Location, Location, Location. Not having an open area to work can be tricky. Bugs can be a problem, especially in the summer time. Before you start, know where you can work, and inhale without being overwhelmed by fumes that come later in the project. If you cannot find an open area to work, you want to hire a professional that knows what they are doing.
The tools required to sand your furniture are pricey and invest a lot of time. Beginners hesitate to realize that all the little details matter when it comes to DIY refinishing. They may not get the results the want either!
Not cleaning the surface for dust particles! Not wiping down the surface before the project will hinder the results you seek.
Failing the strip your furniture in a timely manner will cause damage that is irreversible- especially in direct sunlight.
This project tests your patience. Not waiting for a coat to dry before you start a new one will ruin the progress you’ve made. Applying thick coats cause blotches on the furniture that are difficult to reverse.
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