Now, wash the entire piece with clean rags and mineral spirits. And PLEASE pay attention to where you put chemical soaked rags and paper…again, I can not stress how important it is to let that stuff air dry completely before bagging it up and keep it away from household trash! Many cities will have a specific place to take this type of thing and ours even has several days a year when you can dispose of them without cost! Use masking tape to secure a large drop cloth or tarp to the ground or floor to prevent potential stains. While washing it down with the mineral spirits you may find a few spots that need a little more "scrubbing" to remove the old finish Did you know we have a sign shop?
So, thank you very much for taking the time to leave one! However, if you need to dispose of any old paint or chemicals, the best thing to do is put them in a well-sealed disposable container their original containers will do and call your trash service and find out where you can take them. Hold the spatula upside down and push it along for a clean pickup. It was time to strip that paint off to see what was underneath! The paint will start to bubble up and swell, and this will show that the finish is separating itself from the surface. Scrape off the existing finish with a plastic scraper.
It may take applications to get all the "heavy" finish off. Or if it will even work with the plan I have in my head for this room. How to Fix Drywall Holes. You may even be able to salvage some of the remover for reuse. Using an abrasive pad such as a Scotch Brite scouring pad , wipe down the table with Mineral Spirits to remove any residue left from the stripping process. Work in a well-ventilated area--outdoors if possible.
So, don't buy all new furniture — strip your old-looking wood furniture and re-stain it. The mineral spirit wash is also a great way to see what the wood would look like with just a clear finish applied…if you love the color of the wood when it is wet with mineral spirits, just apply your clear coat finish! You are probably wondering how you "scrape" all the turned legs and carvings I usually "re-oil" the tops of my tables once a year Allow the piece to dry completely. This post is one of three parts of the dining set refurbish and covers how to strip and refinish a table. Allow the wood to dry completely and sand lightly with fine-grit sandpaper.