Friday, October 14, 2016

Final Day for Chalk Painting a Chest of Drawers

Final, final steps.

Yesterday I sanded and waxed 
the chest and drawers.

Today I buffed the wax. vacuumed the 
drawers and added clean paper. 

You know modern chests have a paper 
similar to contact paper on the bottoms 
of the drawers, but old chests have wooden 
drawers, so without paper on the bottoms 
you may end up with splinters in your 
other drawers and maybe your bottom! 

Lastly I tightened the knobs and 
pronounced the project finished!


The finish is very smooth and the chest
looks OK but not perfect.
 

Chalk painting is more difficult than I
 thought from the information online.

There isn't anything wrong with the top,
I just enjoy the look of a scarf on it.

One last thing about chalk painting with
the plaster of paris, water and paint mix,
DO NOT WASH THE PLASTER OF PARIS
DOWN YOUR DRAINS, IT WILL CLOG THEM!!!
I used a bucket of water to wash out the
brushes and any other tools used for 
painting, and then dumped the water
outside in a graveled area by the garage.
I threw away the rags used for wiping 
down after sanding, as well as those used
to wax and buff. 


Now, when I rest up from this project, 
I'll go back and sand, wax and buff the small
cabinet I painted before I knew the finishing steps.
It is still sporting it's very rough surface.



Good Evening Everyone!

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