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Forum topic by josh posted 01-05-2013 09:55 PM 721 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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josh

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01-05-2013 09:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: antique refinish stripping beef hilarity sanding finishing refurbishing question tip sander rustic

Hi. My wife chanced upon a nice (but a little banged-up) antique dresser on Craigslist. We then bought it. Now we want to refinish black and make it looked antiqued. He he. Funny, it already IS an antique. But it definitely needs a new coat of arms. Sooo…..I was thinking of just roughing up the existing finish with a low grit sand papey so that the black paint we want to use would adhere. My finishing experiences are few. Sooo…..is this a Ludacris way of refinishing, should Wong it or go a different, more involved route?

What say you?

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan


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#1 posted 01-05-2013 10:07 PM

As a greener than green wood-worker, I say….go for it. You’[ll get the experience and learn a few things along the way and may even pick up a trick or two that you didnt have when you started.

“Git ‘er done!”

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 01-13-2013 05:32 AM

Thanks Jay! I think I will. Yeah I hate the idea of de-greening the earth.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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