Why buy it when you can make it! #11: Dresser Rehab [Part 2] - HVLP Priming

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Blog entry by paxorion posted 08-28-2014 03:48 AM 2032 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Two weekends and a good amount of work has gone into the dresser. Following my project schedule, I managed to…
  1. Pick up the plywood and processed it into drawer stock, ready to be cut to length for box construction.
  2. Build out the inside dresser to be ready to install the full extension drawer guides
  3. Cut replacement “dust frames”
  4. Completely scuff sand the dresser case
  5. Breaking out my HF HVLP Spray Gun kit Spray Zinsser BIN primer on the dresser case and drawer fronts

After letting the primer dry, I did a quick knockdown of the primer with 320grit and am extremely pleased with the results. The surface is smooth, and better than any brush job I could have hoped to accomplish. Very smooth finish and no runs on the vertical sides.

I’m very glad that the wifey strongly recommended I get a tool to spray the primer and paint for this project (not that I needed much convincing). While the HF HVLP won’t win any awards with me (as it bleeds rather profusely), I think it does the job as a starter tool and was very easy to learn, use, and get good results with. For my current usage, it does the job at a good price point. I’ll probably look to upgrade when the unit dies.

Next up, install the drawer glides and install the drawer boxes. Now if I can just get the wifey to settle on a paint color scheme…

-- paxorion

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