How to treat pine furniture

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How to treat pine furniture
Stained and protected pine furniture works indoors or outdoors. (Getty Creative)

The natural beauty of pine is enhanced with a colour-changing stain. The inherent pine knots are further enhanced with a clear-coat, polyurethane protectant that will deepen the natural properties with time. Pine is a strong wood, and found from Mexico to Scandinavia to Britain. Pine trees from each country will have indigenous properties, significant to the location and climate of the country. Due to its durability and strength, pine is suitable for furniture for any room from bedroom to the dining room to the living room.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Window treatment
  • Coaster
  • Felt pads
  • Furniture polish
  • Beeswax polish

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Keep the piece out of direct sunlight. Do not position pine furniture directly in front a window, or use a window treatment to keep the sun's ultraviolet ray from directly hitting the furniture.

  2. 2

    Wipe any spills immediately making sure liquids do not penetrate the knots.

  3. 3

    Use coasters under glass to keep condensation from building on surface. Use felt pads under any table top decoration.

  4. 4

    Do not position close to a radiator or other heater. Pine is hardwood, but will show signs of wear close to excessive heat.

  5. 5

    Clean polyurethane finish with furniture polish and a waxed finish with a beeswax polish. Do not use a standard furniture polish on a waxed surface.

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