How do you restore the finish on an antique table?

You might be wondering if it is possible to give a bit of life and shine to an antique table.

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Having antiques in the home can be a wonderful way to give an interior depth and texture. Though the best made antiques will last for hundreds of years, they still demand some care.

Depending on the value of the item, it is always good to seek professional advice where possible.

However, there are various things you can do at home.

Antiques World, which sells specialist products, advises: “Antique furniture should always have the original finish preserved and the best way to do this is by using a wax finish as it is very easy to apply.”

First up, reinvigorate a table surface by giving it a good waxing. If the item is dirty, a polish reviver and very fine wool wire should do the trick, according to Antiques World.

Anything more advanced than that will probably take a bit of extra research or a trip to a specialist. When treated incorrectly, antique furniture can actually lose some of its value, so it is always worth asking the question if you are unsure.

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