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.

3 comments:

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.