In any case, use a natural-bristle brush to apply it. Franmar's Soy Gel (NMP), about ; Franmar Chemical 5. Pottery scrapers, about .60 each; Lee's Art Shop8. Dental tools, about for 4; Van Dyke's Restorers After scraping, rub a nylon scouring pad over the entire surface. Circa 1850 Furniture Stripper (methylene chloride), about ; Swing Paints Flat, curved, and pointed tools help you get paint sludge out of every nook and cranny. Then, using a light touch, sweep joints and milled details clean with a soft brass-bristled brush or a sanding cord. It’s relatively easy to update your furniture by following a few steps.
Furniture old paint updating
One of my most popular posts is how I paint furniture, and I’m afraid the paint I love, adore, and swear by no longer exists. The “replacement” paint is similar, but I need to tell you that it’s not the same. Because I’ve received some e-mails that the link doesn’t always work (I think something happened when I transitioned to Word Press), I am presenting you with an updated version of how I paint furniture. It removes dirt, oil, and some buildup that can appear on furniture–especially if it’s an older piece. There have been a couple of smaller pieces where I didn’t prime, and they turned out just fine. I generally use oil-based primer because of it’s excellent coverage and adhesion. The coverage was impeccable and the finish was stunning. Without getting too technical, just know that my love is no longer. I also used the Benjamin Moore paint on the projects below, and I didn’t prime either of them.
It works beautifully when painting laminate and will do a good job of covering up smell that some older furniture pieces can have. So we talked about different replacements, and he said this is it.
Generally, the more money you spend (unfortunately), the better paint you’ll get.
Case in point: We bought this turned-leg chair at a tag sale for $30, knowing a looker lurked beneath the crusty coats of paint.
Removing them is a simple task for beginners and experts alike: We applied a good chemical stripper, waited until it penetrated the finish, then used a few basic tools and a little elbow grease to unearth the bare wood.
If your old kitchen chairs could use an overhaul, here's what you need for the job.
Working with a chemical stripper requires more protection than just a long-sleeved shirt. Splash-proof plastic safety glasses, about ; The Home Depot 2. Coated rubber apron, about ; Science Lab Products with methylene chloride work fast but must be used outdoors or in a well-ventilated area; NMP-based strippers aren't as quick but can be used indoors safely.
Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams are my go-to brands, but even then, don’t go with their low-end paint.
If you’re looking for the look I achieved with the buffet below, I think it’s a good investment to use this paint. I have always been an advocate of cutting costs where you can, but trust me when I say invest in good paint. I got into blogging after spending months reading all the inspiration that is found in blogland.