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Two-Tone Yellow Trim Piece with Herringbone Panels
By The How-To Gal on Jul 13, 2012
After sanding down the wood filler and wiping off all the dust with a rag and Klean-Strip TSP Substitute, I taped off the panels of the dresser with Scotch Blue Edge Lock Tape. I like this better than the normal blue tape because the sticky side is not as texturized and is more like clear tape and less like duct tape.
One layer of Kilz primer applied with a watercolor brush. I've found on small paint areas, my trusty watercolor brush seems to work best. Thank you UVU for the required art credits. Once the primer dried, I then lightly sanded any ridges to have a very smooth finish. That is the trick if you want it really smooth. Always sand after priming!
After the priming came two coats of some leftover mustard yellow paint. Free is always good when it comes to DIY. I tackled the painting like I would when doing a room. I used my watercolor brush to cut into all the cracks and edges and then went over it with a small, foam rollerbrush to get an ultra-smooth finish.
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