How to Refinish a Lane Coffee Table
Lane furniture offers a wide variety of attractive and classic coffee tables. Like all wooden furniture, Lane coffee tables need a bit of love and care to stay in good condition. If your Lane coffee table has been looking a bit worse for wear lately, it’s never too late to refinish it and make it look like new!
Tools and Supplies:
- Sandpaper (Fine Grit)
- Sanding block
- Orbital sander (optional)
- Mineral spirits
- Stain and protective coat (your choice)
- Paintbrush/foam brush/rag
- Safety goggles and masks
The Refinishing Steps
Step 1: Preparing the Area
Once you have gathered the necessary supplies, start by prepping the area you’re working in. Clear away any furniture, books, or rugs nearby. Put down a drop cloth on the floor and open some windows for ventilation if you are using any chemical-based solvents.
Step 2: Removing the Old Finish
Now it’s time to get to work. For most Lane coffee tables, you’ll need to remove the old finish first. Start by taking some sandpaper and sanding block (if you have one, an orbital sander will also work) and begin sanding the entire surface of the coffee table. Start with a coarse grit sandpaper, and then switch to a finer grit in successive passes.
Step 3: Cleaning the Surface
Once you’re done with sanding the entire surface of the coffee table, use a damp cloth and some mineral spirits to remove any residual sawdust and dirt from the surface. Make sure to wear a face mask and safety goggles to protect yourself from any noxious fumes.
Step 4: Applying the Stain and Protective Coating
Once the surface of the table is clean and dry, it’s now time to stain the wood. Choose your preferred stain and apply the coat with either a brush, foam brush, or rag. Make sure to evenly apply the stain and let it sit for 5-10 minutes before wiping away any excess. Once the desired color is achieved, it’s time to seal the surface with your protective coating. Use a foam brush to apply the coat and let it dry completely before moving on.
Step 5: Final Touches
Congratulations! Your Lane coffee table is looking great. Add any final touches such as polishing, waxing, and buffing to give your coffee table the best finish possible.
Refinishing a Lane coffee table isn’t as hard as it might seem. With the right tools and supplies, you can easily refinish your furniture and make it look like new. Happy refinishing!