Both Ton and Allen come across as very likeable characters. Once they are recovered, the guys sell these valuable pieces to a wide range of clients, from construction workers to high-end interior designers, who use them to restore other historical buildings and add character to newer structures. Build your skills and confidence steadily. It's not a great show, but at times it's enjoyable. I then use a small paint brush, dip it into my melted wax and fill the hole.
A spin off from the hugely popular show Salvage Hunters, the brand new series, Salvage Hunters: The Restorers, concentrates on the team behind the scenes. Gently rub again with an extra fine 0000 wire wool to help make the finish uniform and polish with a beeswax to leave the leather looking polished, nourished and rich with an original looking patina. Drew has a particular talent for spotting unusual antiques and items that make his showroom such a cornucopia of curios. Even main characters Ton and Allen have played in movies. Salvage Dawgs is a trip into a world of shrewd negotiations as Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside co-owners of one of the premier architectural salvage operations in the United States, Black Dog Salvage bid on homes and buildings condemned to be demolished.
This comes ready mixed in a bottle but for a finer finish pour some into a pot and add a splash of methalated spirits. As a rule, try to apply the polish within a couple of minutes of starting because it will start to dry and can leave drag marks with the brush. Make a tennis ball size pad with a ball of the wire wool, start rubbing gently with the grain of the wood and then increase the pressure until it starts to disappear. Drew loves the thrill of the hunt and while he gets his hands dirty in the country's architectural backwaters, a crack team of restorers are back at base giving old and rare finds a new lease of life. This just thins it out a touch. Despite everything I just said the show is still one of my guilty pleasures. Once they are recovered, the guys sell these valuable pieces to a wide range of clients, from construction workers to high-end interior designers, who use them to restore other historical buildings and add character to newer structures.
As with all restoration methods, always try on a small discreet area first to ensure the method works on the individual piece. This also gives you an opportunity to mix the colours together to get a perfect match. A cheeky tip if you have a highly polished piece of furniture. Use a stain that reflects the shade you desire. Tip Number 5: How to darken a piece of furniture To darken a piece of furniture it usually needs to be brought down to its bare wood state.
These salvaged vintage pieces include everything from doors, windows, mantels and more. This is not an easy business, as any trip can feature the next great find or a bust that costs Drew and his team thousands. Once the stain has gone, continue over the whole area to ensure a uniform appearance. These are all common issues with old and vintage furniture. He will be telling us about these idiosyncratic individuals and reveals how he deals with their quirks in his quest to get the very best objects.
This then needs to be left overnight to harden, before using a good dark coloured wax to achieve a softer more natural finish. All of these people have had years if not decades experience in acting long before Auction Hunters existed. Keep changing your wire wool for a new piece to ensure the grime is removed. The piece itself was solid, so I cleaned it up, removed the edging and stripped the legs. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, and then use a plastic card such as a bank card and gently rub over the area to remove excess wax until completely flush and smooth. He looks back at his best haggles and the tactics astutely employed depending on who he is buying from! Just pour a small amount on to your small ball of wire wool and rub the area gently until it starts to remove.
One of their store employees even is a well-known model. These salvaged vintage pieces include everything from doors, windows, mantels and more. Once they are recovered, the guys sell these valuable pieces to a wide range of clients, from construction workers to high-end interior designers, who use them to restore other historical buildings and add character to newer structures. This will help blend it in with your polished top. About 1 part meths to 4 parts French polish. Simply discovering a treasure is only half the battle, as Drew must artfully convince owners to sell, and at his price.
These salvaged vintage pieces include everything from doors, windows, mantels and more. Tip Number 1: How to remove white water marks from a French polished top When liquid is left to sit on a polished surface too long it will sink into the finish. Some firm believers might argue that all those people got their break thanks to appearing in Auction Hunters, but their personal pages say differently. We've seen them at work on Salvage Hunters, restoring, repairing and refining Drew's finds but for the first time, Salvage Hunters: The Restorers is going behind-the-scenes with this expert team to see what it really takes to transform junk into gems. Use a colour that matches your furniture, apply with a soft cloth and then buff off for a shine. These tips are all easy to undertake at home and well worth a try if you have an item you are looking to restore. These salvaged vintage pieces include everything from doors, windows, mantels and more.