Wood is a remarkably beautiful and easy to work material – which is what makes it such an excellent building product. It’s also easy to restore if your finish hasn’t been properly maintained (or even if you’re just looking to change the color or finish). Selecting the right products and tools and following the right steps will give you the best results and help save time and money.
First consider your surface texture. Wood surfaces generally fall into three categories: smooth machined (planed); rough sawn; and hand hewn or draw knifed (textured).
Each of these surfaces demand specific preparation techniques to restore the wood surface without destroying it’s texture or character.