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DECKER417

07:38PM | 06/30/02
Member Since: 06/29/02
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My husband and I are re-doing our bedroom and in doing so wanted to match our honey colored water bed which he bought in 1997, and medium brown chests of drawers which I have had since 1978. We tried a commercial stripper on 1 piece but soon discovered that the set was the cheaper wood with finish stain on it. Sanding it didn't do the job either.

Does anyone have any ideas for us?

Iceman

12:18PM | 07/17/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
302 lifetime posts
Dear Decker,
I've refinished damaged fireplace mantles in the way I am about to describe to you. This takes some artistic ability and imanigation on your part.

#1: Get white ceiling paint, a matchable stain, ( oil based ), Fom brushes of varying sizes and throwaway type brushes of varying sizes.
#2. On a piece of scrap board, coat it with primer. Let it dry until moist but not sticky. Put on the stain to match your bed. Be artistic. Use the regular brushes for the woodgrain and the foam brushes for the knots. For the knots, simply dip in the stain, place on the surface and twist in a circle lightly. You will be surprised at the result. After all is as you wish, do the same on your furniture. Finish it with Helmsman marine finish It comes in satin or high gloss. Keep me posted on your results. I've done this many times and with beautiful results. This is not like the antiqueing kits. It looks real! The secret is to use scrap wood first to match your bed, then duplicate what you did to your furniture.
Len

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