What finish is on this furniture

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What finish is on this furniture

Post by TheBinarySheep » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:29 am

We bought some nursery furniture about 6 years ago. We're having a second and child and are going to use the same furniture we used for out first. The problem is, there's a few bit marks that I'd like to repair if I can.

My plan is to lightly sand the damaged area and apply a finish, but I have no idea what type of finish might have been used, whether it's a spray finish, or an oil.

Here's a picture of one item of the furniture.


I've tried my best to get a decent picture, but the wood always kept coming out looking like a white oak rather than the yellow colour the furniture is. I've added some warmth to the picture above in an attempt to replicate the colour.

I have little experience with wood, but I'm thinking it's a light/medium oak finish.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: What finish is on this furniture

Post by promhandicam » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:20 pm

welcome to the forum. If, as it would appear, this is a piece of commercially bought furniture rather than bespoke, it will almost certainly have a sprayed lacquer finish which will be difficult to repair. You could try waxing it with something like briwax and seeing what it comes up like.

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