Latex or oil-based paints are good types of paint to use on wood furniture. Satin or semigloss finishes in either type of paint work best for furniture. More »

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High-quality water-based paint is generally the best exterior paint to use on wood, according to The Home Depot. However, there are some circumstances where it may be better to use an oil-based paint, such as on differen... More »

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There are three popular ways of removing paint from wood: sanding, electric hot air gun, and chemical stripping. Sanding is a long process. Electric hot air gun is a faster one, but it is appropriate only if you want to ... More »

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The easiest way to protect unfinished wood furniture is to seal the wood, which protects it from heat, moisture, stains, spills and surface abrasion. Applying a coat or two of paste wax can help condition the wood and pr... More »

To finish unfinished wood furniture, remove the hardware on the piece, and sand the wood with coarse sandpaper followed by fine-grit sandpaper. Clean the piece to remove any dust, and apply wood conditioner if the wood i... More »

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To paint outdoor wood furniture, you need paint, primer, a good quality paintbrush, putty, sandpaper and a tack cloth. This job will take several hours, including drying time. More »

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To paint unfinished wood furniture, gather together a sanding block, soap, water, sponge, primer, paint and finish. To customize the furniture, consider using different types of paint, stains and waxes. More »

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