Antiqued Dresser

Antiqued Dresser

Top
1. Apply Natura Safe Strip (1650-350) to areas where varnish is to be removed
2. Allow enough time for varnish or paint to start bubbling
3. Re-apply if areas start to dry out
4. After entire surface has started to bubble, use a 2″ putty knife (1630-392) to remove paint in the direction of the grain
5. Wipe down with a wet cloth to see if additional safe strip needs to be applied
6. After all varnish has been removed, wipe down with a wet cloth
7. Allow surface to dry
8. Sand surface with a course sanding sponge (1061-282). Follow the grain of the wood.
9. Repeat sanding steps working your way down to a fine sanding sponge (1061-282). Sand to desired smoothness.
10. Clean surface using mineral spirits.
11. Allow to dry
12. Finish with a varathane gloss coating (1890-369)
13. Using a fine grit sanding sponge, gently sand surface, allowing the next coat to adhere well
14. Apply a last coat of varathane

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Base
1. Remove all hardware
2. Clean entire surface area to be painted with TSP (1620-198)
3. Lightly sand entire surface area with a fine grit sanding sponge (1061-282)
4. Prime with an all purpose primer (1850-205) or if painting raw wood, prime with one hour dry oil primer (1831-865)
5. Allow to fully dry before top coating
6. Paint base with desired colour (Kool custard CD024) with designer series cabinet and furniture paint (1880-432) or designer series trim and door (1858-600)
7. Apply second coat after suggested drying time
8. Gently sand surface with a fine grit sanding sponge (1061-282)
9. Apply light even coats of minwax stain, to give aged look. Immediately wipe with a clean, lint-free rag
10. Take a course sanding sponge and sand areas that are prone to wear
11. Re-apply stain to worn areas
12. Wipe with a clean, lint-free rag
13. Clear coat with a satin polyurethane (1877-962) or allow surface to further wear and add to the piece