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Forum topic by UncleSnail posted 07-22-2010 04:41 AM 849 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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UncleSnail

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07-22-2010 04:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: oak traditional counter stoolschairs

Hi all: I recently picked up four solid oak counter stools. All the oak except for the seats is painted an off white. There are several areas where the paint needs to be repaired…as in redone. I am assuming I need to sand the area and feather the sanding back away to create a smooth surface then prime and paint. Sounds too simple. Am I missing anything? Any suggestions? Oil or latex, etc? Uncle Snail

-- Dale, Michigan, vandehberg@att.net....sharp objects scare me.....my wife scares me too.


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wseand

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#1 posted 07-22-2010 08:53 AM

I think it would be hard to get a real good look if you try to repair it. I would suggest you sand the entire stools down to bare wood and keep it natural. Either that or lightly sand the entire chair and repaint the entire stools. If you want the quick fix than I would sand as you suggested and use Latex in what ever sheen and color it is now or as close as you can get it.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 07-22-2010 04:16 PM

Dale,

I agree with wseand. Why not just strip off the old white paint, get down to the bare wood, and either
just put a couple of coats of polyeurthane on it, or maybe a light oak stain with poly over that once dried.
I don’t understand why anyone would want to paint a beautiful wood like oak…. it’s beyond me….

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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vicrider

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#3 posted 07-22-2010 05:20 PM

I would sand lightly like you indicated and proceed to paint, but would lean toward an oil based paint. I haven’t had much luck with latex on furniture, it doesn’t wear as well.

vicrider

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wseand

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#4 posted 07-22-2010 08:04 PM

Yes Vic, I miss typed Oil Based if you must paint, The last things I painted was walls.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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UncleSnail

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#5 posted 07-23-2010 03:24 PM

Hi All…thanks for your comments and suggestions. To Rick: I absolutely agree with your comment about painting oak…..it is a crime. But…I know for a certainty that the seats are solid oak because they are not painted. I only assumed the frames were also. I am now thinking that they are probably some other hard wood…prob asian. As for the design (painted frames) I actually prefer this. It gives light and a different “charm”, or ambience. All wood is too dark for me. The oak seats match my cabinets and the white frames match my counters. They are perfect. Now I am going to build an oak island/kitchen table to go with the chairs. Planning on a white melamine top…(I use the name genericly) and an oak carcase. Thanks again for your interest!! :) Dale

-- Dale, Michigan, vandehberg@att.net....sharp objects scare me.....my wife scares me too.

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 07-23-2010 03:55 PM

Greetings Dale, Well…. it sounds like you have a plan working there, and having oak and white to match your kitchen will go along with the rest of your decor…. I agree with you also on the dark furniture (too much). I build a lot of furniture and things for some of my customers, and nearly always they want oak….. I just build them what they want, and ask no questions….They get the furniture, and I get the money….

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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UncleSnail

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#7 posted 07-25-2010 08:16 AM

Absolutely….give them what they want. I have a brother in Sacramento area that has been in commercial cabinet making for a number of years. He says the trend he is seeing there is that oak is too “80’s”. A lot of his customers are having their oak cabinets, etc. replaced with maple. Hmmm. I love maple but for me it is not timeless as is oak. I get tired of maple…it looks almost “contrived” or something like that after a while. I am talking furniture here and cabinets. I prefer maple with my small boxes and such….beautiful. I think maple may be too rich for larger pieces tho. Anyway..whatever floats their boats I guess. Dale

-- Dale, Michigan, vandehberg@att.net....sharp objects scare me.....my wife scares me too.

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