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Forum topic by josh posted 592 days ago 687 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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josh

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592 days ago

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 591 days ago

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 584 days ago

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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