Tag Archives: Minwax Antique Oil

New House, Old Doors

Just because a house or an addition may be new doesn’t mean it has to look new, especially if “new” also means “no character!” This homeowner went to an architectural salvage yard and found several old pine doors with a fantastic, mellow patina — and their original brass-plated hardware.
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Making New Wood Look Old

I have always collected antiques, even having stuffed a large oak rocking chair in my tiny dorm room in college. But antiques today don’t fit every budget or every house, including those with active children and pets with claws! So here are a few tips for making a new, inexpensive
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Removing A Water Mark

I should have known better. We live with antiques and I know that all old finishes, and, for that matter, a lot of new ones, can be marred by water. So why I left a wet towel laying on the oak bench at the foot of our bed is beyond reason — and any excuse. When I came home from work and saw where I had left the towel that morning, I knew what I was going to find under it: a large white mark.

While I hope this never happens to you, if you want to see how I was able to restore the old finish — and make it even stronger – you can read more here.

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