Spray Painting Like the Pros! July 11, 2012
Months ago, I went to an estate sale at a beautiful home in Sierra Oaks, one of Sacramento’s nicer neighborhoods. I found a number of things to buy, including two small scale, dark cherry chairs, that were in the master bedroom. Do you remember when dark cherry wood furniture was so popular in the 80s? It was the “cat’s meow”!
Later, Lora, the fearless leader at Veranda Antiques, was ready to leave a small-scale, dark cherry desk, on the curbside for free! This was our lucky day! It didn’t take us 30 seconds to say “we’ll take that!”.
Well, tonight I can show you what the chairs look like, but the desk is not quite ready to show her face.
Both chairs are the same, but is this not the cutest chair, ever? It couldn’t have turned out better! Don’t you love it when this happens? Here’s what we did…
First, Bob gave everything a light sanding. Then he sprayed everything with water based primer, using his manly Fuji HVLP sprayer. (The desk has little mail slots and drawers that I would have massacred, with a paint brush!) After another light sanding, he used Dunn Edwards “Love Letter” (DE5047), Suprema Interior Semi Gloss, to spray everything twice, drying completely between coats. He tells me he had to do some boo-boo repairs, where he had to sand out some runs and then feather in a bit more spray paint.
It looks like the chairs once had cane seating, but now, there’s an inch think piece of foam, topped with another inch of batting, cut to size.
By tomorrow, I should have all of the desk hardware in place, to show you.
I hope you’re having a wonderful week! Painting any furniture?
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