Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Refinishing Antique Doors - A How To : Part 2 of 2 : Sanding, Priming and Painting

Hey there! I hope you guys are having a great week. Isn't it funny how right as the time changes, Fall seems to really set in! I am so happy to say that I am finally finished restoring the last original door on our house here in Atlanta, as I am ready to move onto other indoor projects. 

Before I get to those other projects (hello, master bath and closet!!), please join me as I share the second part of my door project with you. If you watched last week's video, you already know about the nasty process of stripping your door and the importance of protecting yourself when using nasty chemicals like stripper. Remember what happened to my shoes! Luckily Sanding, Painting and Priming isn't nearly as gnarly, but you'll still want to protect yourself and 3MDIY offers a wonderful and affordable line of products.

As I mention in the video, you'll need some supplies and tools, both for completing the project and protecting yourself while you do. Here's a rundown of what you'll need at your ready :

3M Sandpaper (sheets and orbital sander refills)
3M Safety Glasses
3M Mask
3M Gloves 
Orbital Sander
Paint Pan
Paint Roller 
Paint Brush
Paint (I like a Semi-Gloss or Satin for interior doors)
Stripper & Mineral Spirits - for hardware
A Rag
A Glass Jar 

Ok, you're all set. And I promise the results are oh so worth it. Here's my rundown - 

Refinishing Antique Doors - A How To : Part 2 of 2 : Sanding, Priming and Painting from Claire Watkins on Vimeo.

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Sue said...

Using the putty knife with sand paper great idea!

Terry Kearns said...

Putty knife yeah. I usually sand off my fingertips instead of smoothing the details.

Candy said...

Do you have any tips for painting kitchen cabinets? Specifically, getting rid of the grease and goo that has accumulated over the years.


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