Paint Sprayer, Refurbishment, Kristina's Table

This morning we picked up an entertainment center and dining table for refurbishment from a family in Kailua. We're going to repaint the entertainment center gray and restain the tabletop a light gray. Gonna be cool!

Here's a before picture of the entertainment center. 

Here's a before picture of the entertainment center. 

Before picture of the dining table. It's in decent shape, some dings on the top and feet. 

Before picture of the dining table. It's in decent shape, some dings on the top and feet. 

With the table, we're going to use a stripping compound, sand it to 220grit, and then start the refinishing process. For the entertainment center, we'll fix a few dings and then prime and paint it. We're really enjoying our new paint sprayer! It's pretty life changing... much quicker and more professional paint job than rollers or brushes could be. 

The dings on the foot are shown in the above left picture, and then a smooth sanded foot it shown on the right. The rest of the table's base is scuff sanded with 150grit paper to clean the surface and ensure that the primer sticks perfectly. The primer we use is Zinsser Cover Stain. It's an oil based primer which is great for covering up whatever is underneath and also for drying quickly. Probably 20-30 minutes after it's painted or sprayed, the primer is ready to handle. Awesome, especially in our shop where space is limited.

This desk we bought at an estate sale. It's all solid wood, dovetailed drawers... really quality piece. I especially like the scroll work at the base. I'll get some better pictures soon. Kristina is taping off the top because it's sanded and will be stained and finished. In case you haven't noticed, we're really liking the stained wood top with painted base look. This one is going to be beautiful!

This desk we bought at an estate sale. It's all solid wood, dovetailed drawers... really quality piece. I especially like the scroll work at the base. I'll get some better pictures soon. Kristina is taping off the top because it's sanded and will be stained and finished. In case you haven't noticed, we're really liking the stained wood top with painted base look. This one is going to be beautiful!

Last picture is an updated shot of Kristina's latest table. I had put a coat of polyurethane mixed with boiled linseed oil on there just before this picture. Applied with a rag... pretty simple. The second coat really brings out the color in the fir and ipe. That first coat just disappeared into the grain.

Last picture is an updated shot of Kristina's latest table. I had put a coat of polyurethane mixed with boiled linseed oil on there just before this picture. Applied with a rag... pretty simple. The second coat really brings out the color in the fir and ipe. That first coat just disappeared into the grain.

Thats all for now!

Mahalo,
Danny