Refinishing pine stairs might at first seem difficult, especially when individual steps are intricately designed with hard to reach crevasses, corners, or molding. But ask any professional refinisher and he or she will tell you that the best approach to refinishing pine stairs is one step at a time. Literally. That’s because attempting to finish such a large-scale project in one session is one way to guarantee drips, spots, or worse, sags.
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At first thought, replacing a doorframe may seem like a huge project – after all, very few of use change our doorframes on a regular basis. But once you learn how its done, you’ll soon realize that replacing a doorframe is a project that could easily be accomplished in just a few hours!
Tackle the Old Frame
The first step of replacing is to get rid of the old door frame. Begin by removing the door’s hinges and lock pieces. Then take off the door. Gently remove the door’s trim with a hammer and a pry bar – and place it aside in a safe place (you’re going to need it again.)
Using a sawzaw, cut off the nails or the screws that secure the current frame to the wall. With a little effort, you should be able to pull the frame out of place now.
Why buy new window dressing when you can revive an old set by repainting wood blinds? Maybe you already have them hanging around in your house, attic, or garage. Maybe you found a cute set of them at a used store or yard sale. In either case, repainting wood blinds takes just a few hours out of your day, and it can liven up any room with a fresh, innovative look. Here are a few handy tips to describe the entire process.
Prepare Your Environment
So you’ve found a piece of art and you’d like to restore it a new look, have you? Well lucky for you, refinishing oak furniture is almost a simple A-B-C procedure. Emphasis is on “almost” – refinishing oak furniture can be as difficult or easy as you’re willing to make it.
To protect the aesthetic or appraisal value of your item, you’ll want to take care to preserve its original state as closely as possible. When refinishing oak furniture, you’re likely to find a few rough spots that need to be smoothed, holes that need filling, or even some pretty grimy sections that could use a good scrubbing!
These are preliminary tasks that if taken care of, will make refinishing oak furniture well worth the effort.
First Things First
Don’t be fooled by iron’s seemingly time-tested ability to last through all kinds of weather. Outdoor iron garden benches still require care and a bit of maintenance preparation regardless of how heavy and sturdy they are.
Oftentimes when we acquire furniture that we’re pretty confident will last for generations to come (like outdoor iron garden benches), we tend to neglect the duties that are required to keep them in good working order and of course, looking as beautiful as they were when we first purchased them. As long as they’re maintained, you can expect these beauties to last over a hundred years!