Used Office Furniture
Buying furniture for an office can be a daunting task. It can cost a fortune and filling all that space with the right kind of furniture is a time consuming job. One convenient way to save time and money is to refurbish used office furniture. There are many ways in which you can do this. Listed below are some methods to give a new look to old office gear.
Before beginning to paint an old surface of a desk, make sure you tape it or put a stain resistant cloth to cover it. You don’t want to end up staining the visible surface and spoiling the look of the furniture.
Sandpaper is good at removing old varnish off the furniture. It leaves the furniture open for you to experiment with different colors. You can also use an electric hand sander that gets the job done much quicker and efficiently.
After coating the used office furniture with paint, leave it to dry for some time before applying the next coat. This will show you how the furniture is reacting to the color and whether it looks good or not. Make sure the first coat has properly dried before you put another one on it. Keep in mind the surface you wish to paint. Wood and metal react in different ways to paint. You can find the appropriate paint for each material in a hardware store or can ask their staff to guide you on the best one to use.
You will find various dent removal items in DIY store these days. Read the manufacturer’s instruction when using it on the surface of used office furniture. You don’t want to damage a good piece of furniture by using the dent removal tool incorrectly.
Many a times a piece of furniture is in good shape but the only thing that needs to be done is to tighten the screw or put new cogs in. With constant wear and tear, furniture screws become loose or rusty. You can tighten loose cogs and replace the old ones to give your piece of furniture a new life.
Office chairs and seating areas usually wear out more easily than other pieces of furniture in the office. The best way to restore old chairs is to buy material in bulk from a retailer and get them upholstered. This will give them a fresh look and you will save a great deal of money by not having to purchase new items. The wheels of chairs can also be easily replaced. A hardware store will usually have all sizes of wheels available for you to choose from. In a matter of minutes, an old chair will look as good as new.
Most often than not you will find that the pedestal drawers are jammed or locked; the keys go missing and there is no way to yank them open. Don’t throw these cabinets away. You can get a locksmith to open the drawers and get new sets of keys made for future use.
You have now seen some simple and effective methods to restore used office furniture. With a coat of some fresh paint and by tightening old bolts you can get yourself a totally new range of furniture without shelling out too much money. Used office furniture.