Wood finish for our old chairs
eantonius
August 22, 2013
Hi,

My husband and I found these lovely chairs for a steal. We need to fix up the wood finish before we recover the seats. My husband is against painting them, so we have to stick with wood. I don't like the yellowish highlight. What can we do to easily, but beautifully update the finish?
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apple_pie_order
Are you going to strip them completely?
    Bookmark   August 22, 2013 at 11:37AM
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eantonius
We can if it's needed. Certainly much of it needs sanding.
    Bookmark   August 22, 2013 at 11:41AM
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apple_pie_order
A couple of professional furniture refinishers on Houzz give excellent advice. I hope they chime in.

I think you'd get a more uniform finish starting with a clean slate. But you could try overcoating some small part with a restoring finish or tinted varnish to see how it looks. Ask at a good paint store for their recommendations. Check the finish fiirst to see if it dissolves in paint thinner.
    Bookmark   August 22, 2013 at 11:52AM
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eantonius
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    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 10:21AM
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Debp
Of course, they would be awesome painted. What is it with men and not painting wood? They are indeed great chairs.
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