Welcome To My New Home
Hello again friends! For those of you that have followed me to my new home here on Sitex.com I welcome you. I would also like to welcome those of you that are new here. Those of you that already know me are aware that I love to talk about home remodeling and the like. On my old blog located at Onsugar I used to post about furniture and other furniture posts. Unfortunately they no longer allow posting there for whatever reason. Also I lost most of my posts because someone accidentally deleted a lot of them. They used to help my run the blog back when I just got started. I needed a new website / blogging platform to get started fresh again.
Just had a quick mention of my friend Jame's blog on furniture. He got Clarity Furniture going about a month ago and I didn't get to stop by there until today. The blog looks great and is already full of interesting and informative posts on furniture. So if you love furniture ( like me ) then you should definitely check it out. He did a great post covering repainting furniture a month or so ago. As you may have guessed my post today will be cover the same thing, but you can get some great tips there to complement my article.
On our first post I wanted to go over the importance of doing a repainting job right. I love to restore older furniture. I did an entire post on furniture repair back in March that I may be able to post here if I can find it. Anyhow it is very important to know what you are doing when repainting furniture. A piece of furniture should not be simply painted again without the right prep work. You will want to make sure all the original paint has been properly removed before you proceed. The best way to remove paint is to sand it off. Make sure you do a good job or the new coat of paint will chip off easily. A belt sander would help a lot if you don't like the process of sanding. I used a belt sander when I helped me brother with repainting furniture in his home. He had a rather large project so a belt sander really made a big difference. If your budget allows and you have a large number of furniture pieces to repaint consider investing in one of these. I should also mention I dislike sanding as well.
If you know me from my old blog you know I tend to ramble on a bit, so lets get back on target. The next step in repainting furniture is to plan to coat your new painting job with a protective spray. A good spray can do the trick right. I think that investing in a cover when the furniture is not in use is a great idea too. I have had several beautiful pieces stay in pristine shape by simply remembering to cover them. The couch that used to be in the den lasted ten years as compared to the couch I didn't cover that was already looking old and had the fabric ripping and tearing in different stops in as little as a year. I wont keep dwelling on a furniture cover but at least look into it will ya?
Well that is all for my furniture repainting tips for today. I do want to go into a little more detail about this in a later post but for now I will let you go. I would like to hear your repainting stories. Drop me a ling and I will post some of the best stories I receive in a furniture posting. I will of course ask your permission before I post and of these.
Tom B. Sharp