Monday, January 26, 2009

More finishing hatred

Ok, I just couldn't get the finish to where I was happy with it so I decided to start over. Here it is with most of my previous labor sanded off.

Finishing, take two: no messing around with brushes, no traditional product, no multi-step finishing schedule - black oil-based paint, where I should've started in the first place.
Tomorrow this will be ready for the second, and hopefully the last, coat.


Larry Marshall said...

Sorry to see you having to refinish your table. You might consider giving General Finishes "milk paint" a try. It's not a true milk paint (it's an acrylic) but it looks like milk paint after application. But, it's far easier to get a smooth, even finish.

Cheers --- Larry

jbranch said...

I hate finishing furniture! I design it, build it and then mess up the finish. Good luck.

steve said...

jb, as you can see - I can relate!

Larry, attempt 1 was with "Old Fashioned" milk paint. It worked SOOoo well on the sample boards. I topcoated with Waterlox and I think it was nearing the end of it's life.