What is Refinishing?
Refinishing, in the context of cabinetry and furniture, refers to the process of restoring or renewing the surface of an existing piece by removing the old finish and applying a new one. It involves stripping off the existing paint, stain, or varnish, repairing any damaged areas, and then applying a new finish to enhance the appearance and protect the surface.
The refinishing process typically begins with the removal of the old finish. This can be done through various methods such as sanding, scraping, or using chemical stripping agents. The goal is to completely remove the previous finish to expose the bare wood or underlying surface.
Once the old finish has been removed, any necessary repairs or modifications are made to the piece. This may include filling in cracks, repairing damaged areas, or replacing broken components. The surface is then sanded to achieve a smooth and even texture.