How do you redo your chest?

Use a wire brush attachment on a power drill, a hand brush and steel wool to clean the metal and hardware pieces very well. Wet sanding the metal is also helpful when removing rust is is probably the most effective way for getting down to solid metal.

How to Refinish a Wood Chest

  1. 1 Clean the Chest Up. Place the chest on a work surface at about waist height.
  2. 2 Remove the Hardware. Use a screwdriver to remove hinges and latches.
  3. 3 Repair Cracks + Splinters.
  4. 4 Fill Dents + Scratches.
  5. 5 Sand the Chest.
  6. 6 Nooks + Crannies.
  7. 7 Final Sanding.
  8. 8 Wipe On, Wipe Off.

One may also ask, how do you clean an old wooden chest? How to Clean Antique Storage Trunks

  1. Vacuum the inside and outside of your antique trunk.
  2. Wash wooden antique trunks and leather handles or decorations with a mixture of warm water and three capfuls of saddle soap in a bucket.
  3. Clean metal antique trunks with a mixture of one part white vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle.

Likewise, people ask, how do you restore an old cedar chest?

Strip the Old Finish

  1. Apply a chemical paint stripper to the exterior of the chest, using a paintbrush.
  2. Scrape the softened finish away, using a paint scraper.
  3. Sand the wood with fine-grit sandpaper to smooth the surface and to remove any traces of finish that remain.

How do you clean old trunk hardware?

Use a wire brush attachment on a power drill, a hand brush and steel wool to clean the metal and hardware pieces very well. Wet sanding the metal is also helpful when removing rust is is probably the most effective way for getting down to solid metal.

How do you restore an old canvas trunk?

How to Clean the Canvas on Antique Trunks Brush the canvas covering with a clean, short-bristled paint brush. Attach the brush attachment to a vacuum and carefully vacuum the surface. Pay careful attention to crevices. Wet a sponge and squeeze out excess water. Dab dirty spots lightly with the damp sponge.

How do you refinish an old wood trunk?

Lightly sand the stained wood surfaces with steel wool. Remove all of the sanding debris and apply another coat of stain. If you put primer on the trunk, apply paint directly on top of the primer; sanding is not necessary. Refinish the trunk with as many coats as you need to reach your desired finish.

Can you paint a chest of drawers?

Paint chest and drawer fronts with two coats of primer followed by two coats of eggshell, leaving to dry between coats. Paint new handles and leave to dry before fixing to drawer fronts, securing with strong wood glue, if necessary.

How does chalk paint work?

Chalk Paint is a type of paint (actually, it’s a trademarked brand of paint by Annie Sloan, but other companies have similar paints also) that can be used on furniture and other items to create a chalky appearance. It’s used for creating an aged appearance, and can be distressed easily.

How do you refinish a dresser without sanding?

Here are 5 Ways To Paint Furniture Without Sanding: USE A MINERAL PAINT. Mineral paint is very similar to chalk style paints in that no prep or prime is required. USE MILK PAINT + BONDING AGENT. As I already mentioned, the antique desk in this post was not prep-sanded. USE A BONDING PRIMER. USE A LIQUID SANDER/DEGLOSSER.

How do you strip a dresser and repaint it?

To remove paint from a dresser, use sandpaper—or to make quicker work of things, a power sander. In hard-to-reach crannies, swap the sandpaper for a scraper or steel wool. To remove stain from the dresser, use sandpaper or a power sander, just as you would with paint.