Restoration of furniture with their own hands, types of restoration, decoupage technique, Craquelure technique.
Once upon a time, the days when it wasit is quite difficult to buy anything. Now you can buy anything, even without leaving home. But the problem is that all the goods have approximately the same appearance. In particular, it concerns the same type of furniture, presented in various catalogs. Items of furniture that have been inherited from past times, albeit old, but still quite original, and they do not match the quality with the current one. In such cases, one should think about restoring obsolete furniture, especially since the tree has always been excellent for restoration. And the use of unusual ideas will make us look at our furniture with a completely different look. In advance, I want to focus on the fact that only the furniture that has served us for many years should be restored. It should be of high quality. If you want to remake inexpensive Chinese pieces of furniture made from chipboard, your efforts will be wasted. Most often they can not be restored, the best option is to replace them with a new one. Application of decoupage This technique of decorating all kinds of objectsoriginally from France. It consists in transferring various images to the surface of furniture from paper applications. Technique decoupage is very common and enjoys immense popularity, due to its simplicity and easy accessibility. For the restoration of furniture in the technique of decoupage you will need special napkins with a variety of patterns, PVA glue, as well as acrylic lacquer. The desired pattern is applied to the surface with the help of glue, and then covered with acrylic lacquer on top. We decorate pieces of furniture in the technique of craquelure Along with decoupage, the Craquelure technique israther old, but no less popular at the moment. It involves imitating aged surfaces, as well as cracks, which often occur on ceramic utensils, as well as on oil paintings. This effect can be achieved using a special lacquer varnish. Thanks to this technique, you can easily disguise a variety of small cracks, chips, and bulges. Apply painting in the decor of old furniture Acrylic painting is also veryaffordable, and most importantly - an inexpensive way of restoring furniture. Given their specific features, this technique is best suited for the restoration of not very large pieces of furniture: chests, coffee tables and facades of small dimensions. Work on painting furniture can do by yourself, if you are afraid for the final result, use stencils. Classic furniture restoration Here you should use an ordinary stain, as well as a varnish. Clean the surfaces, treat them with emery. Then apply a stain of the desired color on them and top with varnish. You can see for yourself that there is nothing difficult in this work. When choosing any of the above methods of restoration, you need to pre-prepare the furniture. Remove the obsolete coating, sand the surface, then primetute it. Of the tools you will only need sandpaper, paint tape, as well as a grinding machine or acrylic primer.