It never seems to fail. Turn the page on the calendar and there they are: the holidays. Parties, relatives, friends, guests. And not enough time to take on a major refinishing project. What to do? Pull together a simple, easy Touch-Up Kit, then just walk around your house and take care of all those little problems before anyone arrives. Want to see how? Just keep on reading.
As messy as it is, sometimes stripping off an old, unwanted finish is unavoidable, especially if we want to appreciate the beauty of the grain hidden beneath a layer of paint or dark tinted varnish. When I found this Arts and Crafts style armchair, it had a heavy coat of a 1960s “antiquing kit” all over it. If you would like to see how I tackled this stripping job, just read on.