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Forum topic by Homebuyingsucks posted 07-12-2021 01:19 AM 308 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Homebuyingsucks

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07-12-2021 01:19 AM

Topic tags/keywords: vanities pine refinish varnish

Just bought bathroom vanities and they did not give me what was asked. Going to refinish them myself but was hoping someone could give me a step by step with what I need to do to refinish the tops as well as the actual vanities. Also provide with colors/tools needed. Much appreciated!! Attached are the photo in which was discussed and then what I got.


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AlaskaGuy

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#1 posted 07-12-2021 01:33 AM

I know this doesn’t answer your questions, but I have to ask. Why accept them if they are not what you ordered?

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#2 posted 07-12-2021 01:42 AM

i highly doubt you will be able to make those pine cabinets look like the original picture, the ad looks more like reclaimed oak with the resaw marks still on them.

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#3 posted 07-12-2021 02:50 AM



I know this doesn t answer your questions, but I have to ask. Why accept them if they are not what you ordered?

- AlaskaGuy


+1
Return ‘em (especially at that price!)

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Homebuyingsucks

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#4 posted 07-23-2021 04:48 PM

They have the markings the colors are all wrong.

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#5 posted 07-23-2021 05:00 PM

Agreed.. Send them back.

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Homebuyingsucks

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#6 posted 07-23-2021 05:15 PM

And I would have to pay out of pocket to send them back. Does anyone have anything that’s helpful?

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Madmark2

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#7 posted 07-23-2021 05:31 PM

Dispute the charge with your CC co. In meantime insist that they front you replacements on their dime. If they want the old cabs back then THEY can pay the freight.

Give ME the phone and I WILL handle it!

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Homebuyingsucks

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#8 posted 07-23-2021 05:52 PM

Ok so no one is actually going to help me re-stain. Got it. So helpful. I’m keeping them. They refunded me some money. I like the style just not the color

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ibewjon

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#9 posted 07-23-2021 06:48 PM

Ok. First you need to remove finish, whatever it is. Then after sanding back to a acceptable surface, you can re-stain. Or use a new finish such as a tinted water base finish. What is your experience level? What tools do you have available? This is not as easy as it sounds. Good luck.

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SMP

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#10 posted 07-23-2021 06:58 PM


Ok so no one is actually going to help me re-stain. Got it. So helpful. I’m keeping them. They refunded me some money. I like the style just not the color

- Homebuyingsucks

its really hard to help you make them look like they have been out in the elements for 50 years and partially sanded. i mean, there are ways to fake it with steel wool and vinegar on some woods, but not so much on pine. you could try some of the aging compounds but getting it to look natural and partially removed doesn’t usually end up good.

look in the original picture,see the grey in just parts of the panels?

here you can see what some of the aging finishes will look like on pine vs oak etc. maybe you would like this, not sure
https://www.weatherwoodstains.com/reclamation-reactive-stain.html

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