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How to Bring Used Office Furniture Back to Life

January 22, 2018
How to Bring Used Office Furniture Back to Life

Office furniture is often expensive and when it comes time to remodel your office, it’ll take a big budget. Used furniture is therefore a good alternative. At Crites and Riddell, we offer a wide range of office furniture to meet your needs, from ergonomic office chairs to modern corner desks.

The only downside is that it can be harder to find used office furniture that matches the style and theme of your office. Here are some tips for reworking used furniture.

Clean Any Traces

Some traces of wear may mark your furniture. Before stripping or painting, it’s necessary to clean any piece of furniture well.

  • Eliminate Grease and Oil

Soft cloth and warm water is a sure fix. For the tougher stains, add a drop of liquid hand soap or vinegar.

  • Repair Cracks and Dents

Wood dries and deforms over time, creating cracks and bumps. A simple stick of wax will be enough to repair it. Just fill in any hole or dent with wax and rub gently with a small piece of cardboard to remove any excess.

  • Change Rusty or Rundown Items

If your furniture has rusty hinges, handles, wheels or other metal objects, consider cleaning them well with a rust fighting solution or change them altogether.

Simple Ways to Revitalize your Furniture

Repainting used furniture will always be the best way to revive an old item. Here are some ideas for customizing your used furniture.

  • White base with vibrant accent colors such as bright blues and purples.
  • Black base with metallic colors such as gold, silver and bronze.
  • Drawers painted with polka dots or stripes.

Wallpaper is also an original way to bring your furniture back to life. The addition of new handles or padding can help give any item a new look. Replacing drawers for shelves, or vice versa, can definitely bring out a better look.

The finish on your wood furniture is also a simple way to update an old piece, either by varnishing or by sanding.

Expert in office supplies, online printing and office furniture, Crites and Riddell offer you all the products you need to effectively manage your business. Check our store out today!

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