August 27, 2007

Furniture Refinisher

Unusual tools do wonders.

  • To strip thick paint from a cove moulding, use paint stripper and a spoon. By tilting the angle, you can match almost any curve, and scrape out the paint without gouging into the wood. Once you have most of the paint removed, you can use steel wool to get the last of it.
  • The next time you're at the dentist, ask the hygienist if she has any old picks that you can have. Different types of picks are work great for getting into the tight spaces and corners of fancy moulding or carved designs.

-- M Blaze Miskulin

Posted by Matthew at August 27, 2007 3:37 PM