Truth.... isn't it strange?

" Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities . Truth isn't "

Mark Twain

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

After I sanded with a sanding sponge (lightly)  first coat of oil based paint has been applied. I always sand lightly in between all coats of paint or primer. This is what will give it that  nice smooth finish. I usually use a satin finish and thin the paint considerably with mineral spirits. More coats are needed when you apply thin layers but the results are worth it. Always use a natural bristle brush for oil paint! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

No shabby chic here.... that would be too easy

Sorry Shabby Chic lovers, I'm going to do my best to give this one a style like no other. Previously painted dresser set from the 40's . I've sanded with my trusty little Bosch palm grip sander. Used oil primer "Zinsser Cover Stain" to cover small areas where the sanding exposed the raw wood. 

The reason I push the Cover Stain product is simply because it dries in 45 min. unlike other oil primers that might take up to 24 hours before a coat of paint can be applied. Also oil is always best for raw wood .... doesn't raise the grain like water based primers might.

Sanding just took a few hours and the priming only 45 min. Now I'm ready to get a few coats of oil based paint on. I always prefer oil for cabinets and furniture. What color do you think I might be doing on this one?