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Old Posted: 17-01-2015 , 09:16 AM #46
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Just to show what a lick of paint can do: I used chalk paint and waxed after.
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Old Posted: 17-01-2015 , 09:25 AM #47
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That looks terrific!
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Old Posted: 02-02-2015 , 08:16 PM #48
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can you tell me what the point of waxing an item that has been repainted?
Ive read most things that are repainted are being waxed, but dont know why that is...
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Old Posted: 23-02-2015 , 01:41 PM #49
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Hi AONB,

Sorry about the delay: I don't check this all the time.

Regarding your question about waxing an item, it would depend on the job you have done and the finish you want. You could just use a satinwood paint straight onto wood and that is made to be a durable finish so you don't require any more protection for your piece.

On the item above I did a chalk paint effect on the piece and that would come off fairly quickly with wear and tear if I did not use a few layers of wax. The wax will protect the paint and made the chalking more durable. I am going to post pics now of another piece that I waxed and that waxing was to protect the wood.

Hope that helps ;-)
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Old Posted: 23-02-2015 , 02:19 PM #50
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This chair was made by my son-in-law who asked me to finish it off for him. It is a lovely chair and very well made but had been left outside in a shed for years without being treated with anything.

It took many hours of sanding it down as there were a lot of black flecks in the wood. I started sanding the wood with a rough sandpaper going on to a medium grade and then fine before waxing it twice with a clear wax and wire wool. Then I upholstered the chair.

I hope that answers a little more about waxing AONB ;-)
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Old Posted: 23-02-2015 , 11:08 PM #51
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Love it,you are very talented,keep up the good work.
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Old Posted: 25-02-2015 , 10:12 AM #52
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This chair was made by my son-in-law who asked me to finish it off for him. It is a lovely chair and very well made but had been left outside in a shed for years without being treated with anything.

It took many hours of sanding it down as there were a lot of black flecks in the wood. I started sanding the wood with a rough sandpaper going on to a medium grade and then fine before waxing it twice with a clear wax and wire wool. Then I upholstered the chair.

I hope that answers a little more about waxing AONB ;-)
Wow!! Love it. Beautiful job. Well done.
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Old Posted: 25-02-2015 , 02:01 PM #53
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Fantastic work (as usual), Pacman.

Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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Old Posted: 24-04-2015 , 03:32 PM #54
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Thanks All.

I just love this website: love what it does, the inspiration it gives, and the encouragement of one user to the next. There's a whole world of waste that can be re-used, re-homed and re-designed.

I would encourage anyone to give things a try: if you fail, what odds? - it was for the bin anyway ;-)
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Old Posted: 03-01-2018 , 12:53 PM #55
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Default Happy New Year and keep recylcling :-)

Not a bad time for clearing out, giving away or up-cycling that project you had in mind for a while...

Here's a little something I did a while ago and completely transformed a table and chairs I collected from someone who had had enough of them. I love the look of it now whereas I wouldn't have given them a thought before the paint job.
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Old Posted: 11-10-2019 , 11:11 PM #56
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I recently bought an antique chair and would dearly love to reupholster it but I don't want to destroy it. Do you have any tips?
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Old Posted: 14-10-2019 , 07:42 AM #57
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Loving all the makeovers - lots of talent and good eye on this board. Great to see good things not ending up in landfill.
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