I know I just published a post showing you how I used two household items to refinish scratched wood, but even after I removed the scratches I still wasn’t happy with the antique desk. I tossed around the idea of completely stripping the wood, but it made me tired just thinking about it. I know, that might sound silly, because I love to refinish and paint furniture. Just when I was about to give up on the idea of refinishing the desk, I got a tip from a friend on Instagram on how to strip furniture the easy way with minimal sanding. Let me tell you friends, this is a game changer.
I’VE BEEN STRIPPING FURNITURE FOR YEARS, AND TO BE HONEST, IT’S NOT MY FAVORITE THING TO DO. IT’S LABOR INTENSIVE AND TIME CONSUMING AND TAKES FOREVER TO STRIP ALL THE PAINT, STAIN AND POLYURETHANE.
Like I said earlier I was about to give up on my plans to refinish this desk due to, well, my desire for a quick fix. Let me show you what it looked like.
It’s a solid wood antique table with a cherry finish. I love the style of the desk, but I don’t like the red finish. My choices were simple; paint it, leave it, or strip it.
Lately I’ve been finding it hard to paint over solid wood. I love the look of solid wood and I hate to hide solid wood with a paint color that I might not like in the future. I just didn’t want to hassle with stripping the paint. I made up my mind that I would keep the desk as it is.
JUST WHEN I ALMOST GAVE UP MY IDEA OF STRIPPING ANY PAINT OFF OF THIS FURNITURE PIECE, I GOT A GREAT TIP FROM A FRIEND.
Y’all ready for this? She said to use a spray stripper on the desk and then wrap it with saran wrap and leave it overnight.
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