It would be great if you could do a post on how to stitch cushions (hand made) especially and also on painting the furniture.
I would truly appreciate any advice with regards to painting wood.
- I add some thinner to the paint to reduce marks. I usually add about 10% thinner, adding a bit more if the paint has dried out (I always use enamel, other paints might be different).
- I disassemble as much of the furniture as possible. It is a lot easier to paint individual pieces and then re-assemble.
- I let enamel dry at least 8 hours between coats, 12 if it is a humid day. I sand with a 800-grit sandpaper between coats, enough to dull the shine. It gives better adhesion.
- I let the piece “cure” at least 24 hours, preferable 3 days before using it. Even if it’s dry to the touch you can scratch the paint if it’s not properly cured.
- If the wood is “virgin” I don’t prime. For some people this is sacrilege, but it works for me. If the wood has already been painted, it’s best to strip it and prime, the wood pores would be sealed and adhesion would be poorer.
The most important thing to remember is that I probably don’t know what I am talking about. But these folks probably do. Pay them a visit, and give them my regards.
- Painting kitchen cabinets (via Young House Love)
- Painting kitchen cabinets, etc. (via Centsational Girl)
- Spray painting (via Chez Larsson)
Any tips of your own you’d like share? If you know any other interesting source, please share it too.