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How To Revive An Old Wooden Buffet

How To Revive An Old Wooden Buffet

When you ran out of space in the Tupperware cupboard… your buffet was there. When you bought new plates but couldn’t throw the old ones away just in case you needed them… your buffet was there. And when you needed to put your in-laws Christmas present on display after it spent the whole year in the back of the linen closet… you can bet your buffet was there.

Now it’s time to for you to be there for your buffet. In just 5 easy-to-follow steps, you can revive your buffet and breathe new life into your home while preserving the natural beauty of the timber.

Here’s what you need:

Here’s how you do it:

Step 1:

Using the scraper, fill any holes and cracks in the buffet with Earl’s Timbermate Wood Filler. Fill deep holes in layers, allowing each layer to dry for approximately 30 minutes before applying the next layer. Remove all the hardware (handles and knobs) from the buffet.

Step 2:

Sand all the exterior wooden surfaces to dull the finish and remove any excess filler from the buffet. We recommend using an electric orbital sander for this to make the sanding process considerably easier and less time consuming. Remove all dust from the buffet.

Step 3:

Apply 2 coats of Cabot’s Water Based Stain & Varnish to the buffet. Allow 2 hours drying time between coats. For the best results, sand between coats using 240 grit sandpaper.

Step 4:

Apply 2 coats of Porter’s Paints Clearcote to the buffet. This will seal and protect your newly stained and varnished surface. Porter’s Paint Clearcote is not suitable for exterior use. If you plan on using the buffet outside, ask your local Inspirations Paint which product is right for you.

Step 5:

Spray the buffet’s hardware in your chosen colour until you achieve the desired coverage. We used Montana’s Hardcore Gold colour spray paint. Once dry, reattach the hardware and style your revived wooden buffet.