Our wooden furniture is delivered in raw, which means that when received by our customers, have not been painted or treated in any way.
Undoubtedly you can choose to leave the treatment of the same, in the hands of a painter or a decorator, no doubt there will be close to you a lot of professionals. If you want to do this step for yourself and feel the satisfaction of making and deciding the finish of your furniture, we include this little guide to help you understand the different ways of treating your furniture.
Before finishing your furniture, you can dye it with any color from the wide range available in the market. Our recommendation is to choose dyes to water or alcohol.
By dyeing a piece of furniture, it ensures that the color selected allows you to make your furniture fit the rest of the decoration.
Watch video on: Some Types of Dyes.
Decide or not to dye your furniture of a color, we recommend to apply some type of treatment that guarantees its conservation as: waxing or varnishing. The choice of one or the other should depend on the final look you want to achieve.
When waxing the furniture with virgin bee wax you will get a finish that does not substantially alter the color. To be colorless, it allows to see perfectly the veins and gems of the wood.
This finish gives the wood an artisan appearance, but it has a couple of drawbacks:
1. Maintenance: with this treatment it is advisable to maintain the protection. So it is recommended to apply on the surface, a cloth with beeswax every 6 or 12 months to nourish it. The regularity will depend on the use made of it.
2. Marks: this finish is prone to the appearance of marks like those produced by the fence of water left by a glass. To recover the initial appearance, you must sand the affected area and re-wax the damaged part.
Applying the wax is a simple process. To apply, use a cloth, brush or sponge. Impregnate the tool with enough product and spread evenly across the surface.
Watch video on: How to Wax a Furniture.
This termination does not affect color and is a finish that, although involving more work, is permanent.
Step 1: If you have dyed the furniture, wait until it has completely dried. Then apply a pore cap to the surface. Once dry, sand it with a fine-grained sandpaper.
Step 2: Next apply a clear and preferably matt varnish.
Watch video on: How to varnish a piece of furniture.