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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-06-2018, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by gmercer_48083 View Post
I've used the sample size paint @ Lowes, mixed to the color I want. It would be about the right amount for two coat on your project for about $3.00. Mixed to the color of your choice. Just a suggestion. It's no longer an ugly duckling! It looks like you will get good use of those drawers.

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Great job of re-purposing; saved from the dump for many more years of useful life.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-07-2018, 06:34 PM
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nice resto! a dark green might go real well on the plywood. since I'm not allowed to post urls until i've posted 10 times, do a google search for "dark green furniture paint" and look for the Dresser and Nightstands with Valspar Furniture pix. Looks pretty nice and you can probably leave the drawers oak maybe.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-08-2018, 01:29 AM
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Nice up cycle! Always fun and rewarding to bring an old piece back...I have used flat or low sheen acrylic paint, like the sample pots or larger tins if a big job, followed by either 30% matt or 60% semi gloss precat NC lacquer for YEARS on customers bookcase commissions with excellent results. For the handpainted look... yes, brush on the acrylic colour , allow to cure for a couple of days, sand with 400 wet/dry and follow with sprayed lacquer (from a gun, preferably compressor HVLP or LVLP). I learned this from a furniture restorer. It gives a real hand made finish with the surface protection of the lacquer. If you wanted to do wet area cabinet doors, 2 pack lacquer or poly would be the way to go. Don't believe the 'you can't put solvent based finishes over water based finishes' malarkey. Try it out, its easy, forgiving and dirt cheap...Cheers

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