Renovating an old wardrobe
Wood is a material which undergoes the ravages of time. Moisture, insects or signs of wear are signs that it is easy today to counteract, with a little patience and equipment.
The metal parts of your old wardrobe
You must first perform a thorough examination of the cabinet. Metal parts such as hinges and locks will not be treated in the same way as the wooden parts. One should check any rust. If the metal is too attacked, the metal parts have to be replaced. Otherwise, a simple brushing followed by rust and a little oil will suffice.
The boisl shown verify feet first, as they are often the most damaged parts. If they are worm-eaten, you may need to hold a hardener before a putty to fill the gaps and strengthen the feet.
The old cabinets are often coated and / or polished. For most locations subject to friction, adhesion fades and the different layers of wax foul the timber. It is then stripped and sanded (with sandpaper or sander) if this is not enough to turn the stand bare. Cracks and other defects of the wood will thus be more visible in order to be repaired.
to an old wardrobe
After these steps, you can choose which finish bring to your wardrobe. A stain and varnish it will restore its original character. But you can also choose to "revamp" of more modern way your wardrobe with paint timber. For that it takes as long as possible, two coats are often necessary with a light sanding between the two for better grip. If you prefer a more authentic style, there are many kits for making your patina.