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    Setting up a nursery: Part 3 - Restoring an antique cot

    Published on 25 January 2019, Friday, 5:03 AM

    If you've got a baby on the way, it's likely that in the lead up to the birth that setting up the nursery will become a focus at some point.

    Whether it’s a DIY painting job which needs to be done or equipment to be bought, this time in your life is both one of the most exciting and busiest.

    Your new baby's cot is likely to be something you will give some consideration to, whether it's what type to buy or maybe you want to restore one you already have.

    Renovating an old antique cot can be a great DIY challenge, and is likely to have more personality than a store bought variety.

    For this job, your most important equipment will be sandpaper - your local Kennards Hire boast a huge range of sandpaper grades and tools to assist you in your restoration project.

    Depending on the condition of the cot and your desired look, you may just need to go over the piece of furniture with a light sanding. Electric sanders are perfect for getting the job done fast and efficiently - always remember to go with the grain of the wood to prevent any scratches.

    Once you have finished the sanding, you can decide on what finish you would prefer - waxing, re-varnishing and staining are all popular options.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.