Wood Polishing: All You Need to Know

In this article on wood polishing we will tell you:

  • why you need to polish wooden furniture
  • what are the different kinds of polish available
  • what is a convenient and good option to get it done

Old and worn down wooden furniture, be it cabinets, tables or closets, tend to bring down the overall look of your living space. But buying new furniture is hardly a cost-effective solution simply to vamp up the look of your home. Wood polishing is a great alternative that can refurbish old furniture, making it shiny and good as new.

Why do you need to polish wooden furniture?

Wood is certainly a rich and durable option, especially for furniture. But like everything else, wood is subject to natural wear and tear due to everyday use and the action of moisture and heat. To maintain its smooth and glossy look, it requires periodic maintenance in the form of, you guessed it, wood polish.

Polishing is a great way to bring out wood’s natural qualities, restore its shine and even highlight its grains.

What are the different kinds of wood polish available?

While there is a wide variety of products and varnishes available in the market currently, some common types are as enlisted below:

  • Polishes made from shellac have been used for a very long time, and are also commonly known as French polish.
  • Lamination polishes, made from polyester and resin.
  • Melamine polishes for a matte finish.
  • PU or Polyutherane polishes, that give a glossier look and are water/solvent-based.

What is a convenient and good option to get it done?

Of course, you can choose to try your own hand at polishing your wood. However, its difficult to choose and acquire the right type of polish, not to mention invest exceeding amounts of time and effort to do it.

Instead, just allow us to help! Handyman & Associates painting experts are here to assist you.

Our team of painting professionals will help you decide the type of polish you want. They will take care of the whole procedure for you, including checking if the furniture concerned is new or has existing polish that has deteriorated over time.

The team will discuss the type of finish you’re looking for as well as your budget. This will help you finalise one of the three types of wood polishes we offer— Basic Polish, Melamine Polish & PU Polish.

Once this is done, our professionals will get to work to give you that beautiful wooden furniture with a regained shine and rich look!

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