I could write a wall of text describing the process but I just wanted to chime in and let people know that it is very much so an option the best in my opinion even on white pieces. Sand carefully by hand around decoratively curved areas with a fine-grit sanding sponge. Should I lightly sand again and go for another coat. Thanks Love the Polyshade idea. Apply a thin, even coat of wood stain with a cloth or medium-sized paintbrush and allow it to penetrate into the wood.
Just very lightly rough it up so the paint has something to adhere to. There are about a dozen dime to quarter size areas of damage where the laminate is completely gone and some of the areas are slightly raised. I usually use Minwax Finishing Paste Wax in Natural as a topcoat on white furniture, although Polycrylic is also an option. Here are some conventional and unconventional ways to refinish furniture in your home for new and trendy decor. Work in small sections and reload your roller frequently — even more frequently than you may think is necessary. I just want this to be the last and best coat and not have wasted my time! Erin, I love the tutorial and how informative you are. It depends on what it is you are painting.
The best product for this is. I was going to paint til I came across your blog. I sanded it all the way down then stained it ebony. Yes, you can use this tutorial for stained furniture. Usually some of the finish is on the outer edges of the underside.
I might have gotten a little thick on the top as it nearly looks like finished product. There are chemicals in it so if you are pregnant, I would recommend having someone else apply it for you. Hello, thank you so much for this blog. It could also be that the product dried too quickly and so it did not have time to flow out. Simply removing the glossy finish will suffice.
I put the chair in my basement and forgot about it. Sorry you are having issues! Primer will not only help you achieve a more consistent look, but it will also reduce the amount of paint you need. On the other hand, belt and disk sanders can remove finishes quickly, but since they're capable of removing so much material, you must be very careful not to ruin the piece by sanding too deeply. If you want a more rustic, weathered look, skip the primer. Scuff up the paint with your sandpaper, focusing on corners, edges, and details where a piece would naturally chip and wear with age.
Let it dry completely this usually takes a couple of hours. No, I would not use this method for metal. Using a sponge apply the solution onto the surface to clean it. Lay some newspaper over the tarp to provide an absorbent layer for stain drips. I am not sure how it would adhere to slick laminate even with sanding. With that being said, if you opted to add primer, one coat of paint might be enough. Using some painters tape I taped off a straight line for the paint to end that kept the piece looking professional when the doors are opened.
You may have to use a few light coats. Heat guns can also be used for stripping and are sometimes used as a supplement to the other methods in the removal of a particularly stubborn finish. Just remember to give the dressers a light going over with sandpaper before using the black stain, especially if the pieces have a poly finish on them and are shiny. It may be that the old finish itself contributes to the value of the furniture. I guess it depends on how long that finish has cured…? We specialize in staining, refinishing, stripping, sanding, painting furniture and more.
This paint is awesome for the shabby chic look, although with sanding it afterwards you can achieve a more modern look as well. Okay, I need to address something here. Thank you for the step-by-step instructions! Reusing the hardware that comes on a piece is something I do quite often. The foam roller left dimples. A with a brush attachment works great for the inside of drawers and the inside of the piece to get out sawdust, dust and the other lovely things that build up over time. Not sure, but since you are not the first person to have the streaking problem, I am thinking this is the case with this product.
I would use a glaze for this. No need to strip the paint off. Using your putty knife again, press some wood filler into the damaged wood and let dry. But I have to say, painting furniture and blogging relaxes me and takes my mind off things. Offer available at participating stores.