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    Painting Wood (furniture)

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    I have an old wash stand that was my great grandmas. Once upon a time my husband spray painted it red and silver because he thought it was cool.

    So anyway. I bought a sander and have most of the paint off. If it was in better condition I'd probably stain it, but I think I'm going to take it a dark brown/black and get some pretty glass knobs for the drawer.

    I know of a girl who refinishes/paints furniture and she has a sprayer and uses an oil based paint.

    I want a sprayer, but don't know about forking over the dough SO how do I paint and get a smooth finish without brush strokes?

    Anyone??
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    You could try a foam brush instead. Go over to Home Depot and wander around, ask someone in the paint section. I wouldn't shell out for a sprayer if you're not sure you'll use it again though. Brush strokes are usually the result of the wrong brush or letting the paint get too "dry" as you paint. It's like painting your toenails. lol
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    I wouldn't get a sprayer.

    just paint it really carefully with a high-gloss paint.

    or you could be lazy like me and use spraypaint.
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    Personally with something that old I would ask an antiques dealer what they suggest using on it
    Good luck!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyB View Post
    Personally with something that old I would ask an antiques dealer what they suggest using on it
    Good luck!!!
    If it were nice I would! It's not even made out of nice wood... I'm sure whoever built it used scrap wood in the barn
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    Quote Originally Posted by sailorsbaby View Post
    You could try a foam brush instead. Go over to Home Depot and wander around, ask someone in the paint section. I wouldn't shell out for a sprayer if you're not sure you'll use it again though. Brush strokes are usually the result of the wrong brush or letting the paint get too "dry" as you paint. It's like painting your toenails. lol
    I never thought of it like painting toes
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    But it is, if you let the brush and paint get too dry, you screw up your polish...same same right?

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