Free Printable DIY Resources
Stop spending hours on Google searching for answers! You’ll find all you need here.
Print this out and keep it in your work area! Dry times/clean-up for oil-based, gel, and water-based stains.
Which Primer Works Best?
Before painting metal, plastic, laminate, glass, wood, and more, check which primer to apply for the best adhesion.
Sandpaper Grit Guide
The proper way to switch through sandpaper grits for the perfect smooth wood surface.
Is it Lacquer, Urethane, Varnish, or Shellac?
Clearcoat repair can only be successful if you’re 100% sure about the clear coat type. This cheat sheet shows you how to be.
Caring For Your Refinished Furniture
Printable Care Tip Worksheets That Are Fillable on the Computer! Add your logo, company info, and client info and give them to your refinished furniture clients, or just keep them for your own records.
Common Furniture Wood Type Cheat Sheet
Be sure you’ve got the right wood type with this Identification Cheat Sheet, and treat your wood correctly!
Organize your many DIY projects by printing as many of these Project Planner Pages as you need for each of them!
Furniture Refinishing “Must Haves”
Exciting New Finds!
- The second I learned of this product I had to grab one off Amazon. After trying it I knew I had to add it to my DIY Resources page to share with all of you!
How many of us have had trouble sanding the areas above on furniture? Troubles no more! This Card Sander is a lifesaver.
- My new goto paintbrush for chalk painting furniture: The Cling On! Oval Paintbrush. I take back everything I ever said about expensive chalk paintbrushes. This might be the last brush you ever buy! After painting, suspend this brush in water and the paint literally slides right off leaving the bristles incredibly slick and smooth for your next paint application. Brilliant!
- Finally jumping on the bandwagon with this one, but it really is nice to have…Highly recommend this sprayer if you’re looking for a cheap option.
It comes with its own little compressor separate from the sprayer so clean-up is super quick. No worrying about hoses and running water through it a million times each time you use it. That was another big factor for me because I am horrible with cleaning up my painting tools, just ask Scott!
As for the paint application, it has 4 different nozzles and a flow regulator that works great. I used Valspar’s Oil Modified Water Based Enamel slightly thinned with water and it went through like a dream.
- Found this amazing little detail sanding kit at Hobby Lobby. I’ve never seen anything like it! Perfect for tight corners, wooden chair spindles, or anywhere else even the Microzip Detail Sander I listed above can’t reach!
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eBooks, Workbooks, & Courses
The interactive eBook to solve all of your wood identification problems! A full-on investigation into your personal furniture piece. Compare close to 40 common furniture wood types to your piece, and narrow them down to THE 1 Wood Type your piece is made of! Then learn even more about that wood type! Special treatments each wood type may need, sanding procedures, and staining tips!
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