Restore your antique furniture in 2 hours

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Restore your antique furniture in 2 hours

Project overview

Antique & old furniture restoration can be a creative and rewarding DIY project, that can provide you with high-quality & attractive pieces for your home or office space. Therefore, with our latest “Renew in 2” project, restoring old timber to its former glory could be a simple project and you could do it in a couple of hours.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Estimated time: 2 Hours
  • People power: 1
  • Budget: Low


STEP 1: Preparing your brushes

If you’re using oil-based paint soak your brush in an inch of turps for 10-15min, then remove and spin in between your hands to remove excess water. If you’re using water-based paint, follow the same steps using water instead of turps.

STEP 2: Prepare your furniture

When restoring old or antique furniture always prepare the furniture by sanding it after you have removed all the handles and fittings. Fill any holes if necessary and dust-off the furniture. Use electric sander where possible for a smooth surface. When sanding your furniture, remember to always go in the direction of the grain.

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STEP 3: Paint your furniture

If you’re restoring a small piece of furniture, use 63mm Monarch Walls, Doors & Trims brush to paint the whole piece. Always remember to apply paint in the direction of the grain. For ideal results, use a quality all-in-one interior stain & varnish paint. Repeat the above process while applying the 2nd coat to enhance the colour of the furniture.

STEP 4: Finishing up

Congratulations, you’re done! Scrape any leftover paint back into the tin for re-use. Wash your brushes thoroughly so you can use them for your next project.

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