Well, this time I am happy with the result, very happy the truth, and that is not the smooth white like the Ikea furniture, but I had to pull some fix. I didn't really know how fix the paint of this wooden stool, but something was for sure, I had to re-sand everything, so I started to sand all the crossbars focusing on removing the paint drips that had formed (as I'm glad I had painted the wooden stool before to glue it. (See how to do this tall wooden stool).
Having to sand the glued structure would have been much more complicated). To sand I used the sandpaper that I had used before painting it and that you can see in the entrance sanding and painting the stool.
While I was sanding I was thinking about how to avoid those drops that form when the paint runs and that make the final result so ugly. One of the options I thought of was varnishing on top of the paint. The varnish is easier to apply and the crossbars already had the color I wanted, it was only necessary to add a little shine.
For, remove paint drips sometimes it is necessary to insist a little with the sandpaper trying not to overdo it so as not to leave the wood bare. The paint drips usually accumulate in the corners of the slats and there it is very easy to go over with the sandpaper and of course, my hand went a few times.
This is where this bar stool began to take a hit. It would be necessary to touch up the bare areas with a little paint, give a soft sanding again and finally the varnish. Another option was to remove paint from all corners of all slats creating a worn effect. A little broadcast, removing paint in some areas and leaving in others, always trying to leave a couple of centimeters with paint from the head of the crossbar. This was the most comfortable option and the one that allowed me to remove paint drips with less complications and the one that I preferred in the end.
To make the surface smoother, I polished everything a bit with 000 steel wool. Some time after writing this post, I started to do my first few dicks with the paint gun and discovered the good finish that is achieved by painting by gun. But here the only option presented to me was to repaint the stool.
Still, I didn't feel like painting or varnishing the wooden stool, and I was already thinking about leaving it for another day. And suddenly I remembered the boat of varnish wax used for parquet. If it holds the trampling well it will hold on the stool. It is very easy to sponge on and dries in 30 minutes (the only sponge I had on hand was the back of a scourer). In an hour and a half I had three coats of varnish wax applied and dried.
At least I love the result and although I do not know how long this wax varnish will hold on the bar stool, when necessary I will give it more since, as I said, it is very easy to apply as it is a very aqueous product that we give with a sponge .
As soon as I edit the video I upload it. I also have to edit the one corresponding to the staining of the seat table (I don't know how to call it, does anyone know the names of the parts of a stool?). Search this blog how i made this stool with DIY tools.
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