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Sandless Refinishing Vs. Regular Refinishing
by akr in Home & Garden
The thought of refinishing a hardwood floor makes most of us wince. It is a project associated with a lot of work, a lot of dust and a lot of time. However, there is more than one way to refinish a floor. Sandless refinishing requires some different techniques than regular refinishing, and it has its benefits as well as its downsides. Before you choose the method you're going to use to refinish yo

How to Do Refinishing
by taekeun in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Refinishing can add years to the life of most woodworking. When finishes get old, they allow moisture to penetrate into the pores of the wood, causing it to swell, glue to loosen and stain to fade. Modern lacquer protects the wood from moisture penetration and stabilizes the wood. Old finishes are relatively easy to remove with sandpaper without resorting to chemical strippers. After the old finis
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Tub Refinishing
by comphollic in Home & Garden
Bathtubs get a lot of use and a lot of wear and tear. But let's face it, who wants to take a relaxing bath in an old, worn-out tub? Refinishing your existing tub is less expensive than replacing it, yet provides some of the same benefits of a new bathtub, such as appearance and longevity. Why to Choose RefinishingReplacing an old bathtub with a new one is not always the easiest or most economic
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Do It Yourself Tub Refinishing
by redblacktree in Home & Garden
Over time, bathtubs can begin to develop a dingy look that can make your entire bathroom appear unattractive. Homeowners could spend thousands to have a bathtub professionally redone. However, using only a few items that can be easily purchased, you can refinish your tub yourself and have it looking nearly brand new. Save yourself hundreds or even thousands of dollars and transform the look of you

Do-It-Yourself Refinishing
by Paul in Home & Garden
Worn hardwood floors can add age to a house and also take away from its decor. This is why refinishing is popular among many homeowners. Floor refinishing adds class to any room by creating a smooth, shiny surface. Though you can hire a professional to refinish your floors, this can be a costly expense. If you are familiar with how to refinish your floors, you can avoid this expense. With a little

Do it Yourself Car Refinishing
by John Tate in Cars
You can bring any old car up to snuff with a few tools and some topcoats of urethane or acrylic lacquer. Once you fill dents in the body and control rust, you'll be able to apply a finish with a siphon spray gun that you can buff to a glassy sheen. You'll need temperate, dry weather in which to work unless you aren't like most people and have a spray booth. Preparing the BodyThe first step in a

DIY Gun Refinishing
by AdamK47 in Hobbies, Games & Toys
For a soldier, hunter or collector, the look of a firearm is the most appealing part of their passion. Refinishing firearms keeps them looking great through wear and tear and you can even personalize your gun by changing the color or painting pattern to fit your personality. Professional refinishing can be expensive so many choose to refinish the guns themselves. This allows the owner to truly add
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DIY Rim Refinishing
by Lathentar in Cars
Are your vehicle's rims looking old and dingy? Don't take them to a shop; refinish the rims yourself. Get rid of the rust and dirt by putting the shine back into your ride. You can save hundreds of dollars by refinishing your own rims. With one weekend and a few supplies, you can have beautifully refinished rims.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll Need
Rubber gloves
Clean cardbo
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DIY Tub Refinishing
by skimple in Home & Garden
Lighting some candles, turning on some soft mood music and settling into a hot, bubbly soak can be the idea of heaven for some people looking to relax. The entire relaxing atmosphere can be ruined, however, if the tub in question is damaged, stained or otherwise unsightly. Refinishing projects can save old or damaged tubs, and This Old House Magazine estimates that professional restoring job costs
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Hot Tub Refinishing
by JoseWalrus in Home & Garden
Refinishing a hot tub is an option when the acrylic or fiberglass coating has cracks or other damage. New hot tubs can be expensive, so instead of purchasing a new one, repair the damage for much less money. An extra bonus is that you can change the color of your hot tub's interior by adding a colored tint to the paint kit.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll Need
100-grit sandpape
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