Help me finish this %$#@! refinishing job
June 19, 2011 6:31 PM Subscribe
I'd like some tips and tricks on how to strip down a vanity table and chair for refinishing
posted by orange swan to home & garden (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a nice little vintage vanity table with a three-way mirror and fancily detailed chair that I am trying to strip down and refinish. It was formerly painted mustard yellow, God knows why.
I've used paint stripper to get rid of 99% of the paint and most of the varnish underneath. Now I'm trying to sand off the stain underneath. And it's such horrendously slow going that I despair of ever having the time and patience to finish it. At present I am hand sanding it with a very coarse grade of sandpaper, and using a toothbrush-sized wire brush and a paring knife to get into some of the crevices and dislodge the last stubborn bits of paint. I've spent quite a lot of money on some sanding attachments for my cordless drill, but they don't seem to work well at all.
Does anyone have any time and effort-saving tips and tricks for how to sand these pieces down?