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JeffRadford

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09-15-2019 02:13 PM

Good morning folks!

I’ve got a table I’m planning on stripping and sanding. Then painting and sealing off (polyurethane?). Before beginning, I thought I’d post what I’m planning on doing before I start in order to avoid any beginner snafus. I welcome any and all advice if you care to share!


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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#1 posted 09-15-2019 02:20 PM

Hi Jeff. I think you should offer some more details, and maybe a photo of the table, so you can aid those who will try to help you.

For example, what type of finish are you going to remove?

Type of paint you aim to use, etc,.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 09-15-2019 02:21 PM

Be sure to wipe it thoroughly with acetone, MEK or lacquer thinner before and after sanding.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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mudflap4869

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#3 posted 09-15-2019 03:23 PM

A light spray of adhesive on a shop towel makes a good tack cloth. And I do mean light. It will pick up dust like magic, and it holds it helping to keep down the level in the air. I have used this method for many years.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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LesB

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#4 posted 09-15-2019 05:09 PM

Your information is incomplete. How are you going to strip the table (chemically or mechanically, scrape and sand) and what type of finish does it have now? What is the base wood the table is made of; does it have a veneer or is it solid wood?
You talk about painting and “sealing off (polyurethane)”.....i don’t understand what that means; especially the sealing off part. What will the new finish be like. Stain, poly, paint, linseed or other oil or something else? Are there any defects that need repairing like dents, scratches, or splits?
All these things matter in deciding how to proceed.

-- Les B, Oregon

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#5 posted 09-15-2019 05:18 PM



Your information is incomplete. How are you going to strip the table (chemically or mechanically, scrape and sand) and what type of finish does it have now? What is the base wood the table is made of; does it have a veneer or is it solid wood?
You talk about painting and “sealing off (polyurethane)”.....i don t understand what that means; especially the sealing off part. What will the new finish be like. Stain, poly, paint, linseed or other oil or something else? Are there any defects that need repairing like dents, scratches, or splits?
All these things matter in deciding how to proceed.

- LesB

Yep, basically what I was saying…............

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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Bill White

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#6 posted 09-15-2019 05:24 PM

Oil based or water based paint and poly? Oil will “yellow” over paint.
You’re gonna have to give us more info before we can help.

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JeffRadford

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#7 posted 09-15-2019 06:09 PM

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JeffRadford

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#8 posted 09-15-2019 06:14 PM

Yep, yep. Messages received, folks. Had to find a good way to resize images. The forum’s not exactly smooth to utilize at all times.

Essentially was thinking I’d just sand this table down, paint it with some leftover Sherwin Williams paint and seal it with a clear coat of sorts. Not looking for a high gloss so to speak and there’s nothing I care to really ‘fix’ just plan on painting up a table to work with guitars on.

Hope this helps make more sense now. I know this is a simple, simple concept based on everyone’s skill level vs. mine.

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Snipes

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#9 posted 09-15-2019 06:19 PM

Easy enough. Sand like you say, I would use a high quality paint meant for wood trim, scuff it a bit, use a water base poly.

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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OSU55

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#10 posted 09-17-2019 07:53 PM

Which leftover SW paint? Dont want to use a latex, but a wb acrylic/enamel will be ok. Latex is too soft and will cause “blocking”. As mentioned a wb poly like GF HI Perf or Target 9000 for a clear topcoat.

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LittleShaver

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#11 posted 09-18-2019 01:08 PM

If it were my “work table”. I’d sand it down and give it a couple of coats of shellac. Shellac is easy to repair and my work tables take a beating. Sorry if my bias against paint is leaking out.

-- Sawdust Maker

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