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08-11-08, 06:10 PM
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Posted By remodelfool

black cabinets

i said i'd let you know how my test went...

I used the black oil based paint on a rag and rubbed it in to the wood. 2 coats looks great for what i wanted. I have not put a top coat on yet. I'll...
08-11-08, 05:59 PM
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Views: 1,057
Posted By remodelfool

But can i use the oil base paint i already have? ...

But can i use the oil base paint i already have?
if so, what top coat should i use?
08-11-08, 05:54 PM
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Posted By remodelfool

Wink what about oil base paint?

But can i use the oil base paint i already have?
08-10-08, 10:03 AM
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Posted By remodelfool

refinish the whole table

I have used formby's refinisher with good luck.
It melts the old finish and reapplies it in one step.
It may not look exactly the same, if there are 2 finishes on it already. but you wouldn't...
08-10-08, 09:52 AM
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Views: 1,197
Posted By remodelfool

drawer pull jig

You can buy a jig from Rockler. We have used it and it helps!
08-10-08, 09:41 AM
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Posted By remodelfool

stripping paint

a liquid stripper works well but is really hard on veneer. so be sure of what the piece is made of before you use it. I would hate for you to ruin it.

the table sounds simiilar to one my...
08-10-08, 09:31 AM
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Views: 1,599
Posted By remodelfool

entertainment center

The picture didn't post. But I think I get the general idea.

Do you have a table saw and a small nail gun? maybe even a router? How are you going to finish the piece?

To hide your seams you...
08-10-08, 09:04 AM
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Views: 7,294
Posted By remodelfool

The old finish must be removed. If it is too...

The old finish must be removed. If it is too thick to sand off easily you will need to buy a stripper. Follow package directions carefully. This is a strong chemical.

Next stain the table the...
08-10-08, 08:55 AM
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Views: 1,783
Posted By remodelfool

rub on oil based black paint?

Sounds like we are working on similar projects. I have almost given up on getting a good answer. And I have been on several websites. So here is what I have tried so far:

(1) No black stain is...
08-10-08, 08:34 AM
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Posted By remodelfool

whatever you do sand first

I read this whole thread. I am not sure I would poly first. Then you will have a lot of sanding to do if you still don't like the look. :wall: Also, I would not use a polystain. I tried one for...
08-10-08, 08:14 AM
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Views: 1,345
Posted By remodelfool

Have you ever tried Formby's refinisher? I have...

Have you ever tried Formby's refinisher? I have used it several times with good results. It is pretty quick and it is less stressful on a veneer than stripping it. It works by 'melting' the old...
08-10-08, 08:07 AM
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Views: 1,057
Posted By remodelfool

can I use paint like a stain?

I am having a new custom china hutch delivered unfinished tomorrow. I want to stain the top honey oak and the bottom black. The counter to will be quartz.

Problem: I have not found a black stain...
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Posted By remodelfool

gonna have to repaint

Sorry to break it ot you but you are gong to have to repaint. Try going to the paint samples that show varying shades of the same color--you know, they start out almost white and end up bold on the...
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Views: 47,870
Posted By remodelfool

could be sulfer

If nothing made for rust is removing the stains...it could be sulfer. Does the water smell like rotten eggs? Do you have well water?

We lived out in the country once and had a sulfer well. The...
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Views: 47,870
Posted By remodelfool

remove rust

CLR works great for me. I have also used Whink. Both are liquids. Great for tubs and showers.
08-10-08, 07:23 AM
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Views: 10,662
Posted By remodelfool

Don't use vinyl siding!

STOP, do not install vinyl siding. You will be sorry for as long as you keep it! :wall:

The previous owners of my house ripped off all of the wood siding and removed the underlying plywood...
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