|Forum topic by Roflbots||posted 08-14-2015 09:14 PM||566 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
08-14-2015 09:14 PM
My wife and I picked up a cute old rocking chair at a localauction, and we have an anniversary coming up. I think the rocker would lend itself well to some cleaning, sanding, and painting, but I wanted to get some extra opinions on how much effort it would take to make this look good.
I’m planning to take off the cushions and reupholster them. For the rest of the chair, I know my wife would love it painted black, and I’m confident I can do that well. I’m curious though if I need to sand this vigorously, down to the wood? Can I sand it modestly, removing the imperfections and leveling the surface so it’s free of divots? Or could i even get away with a light sanding just to make sure the new coat takes?
I plan to do most of the sanding by hand so I know it will take time. Since it will be manual though, I’m hoping i can avoid dis-assembly- this old chair is very sturdy as is! Do you think I can avoid taking it apart?
Thanks for any tips and guidance around this effort, I’m very excited to deliver a good looking product to my lady! Thanks also for alerting me to any other hiccups I may run into but haven’t considered here.