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Custom Dining Table
This custom dining table originally in a dark factory finish was not holding up with a chipping and peeling finish. The customer had this inspiration photo she hoped to have it refinished to look like.
First I tried sanding the table top but no luck. Hoping stripper would be the answer I went with it next on one end.
But it would not even touch it!
I hand scraped the other end and hand sanded but not a real change. I wiped all with mineral spirits, no change.
The leaf was in the best shape in the middle, so it just had a light sanding
The finish turned a whiteish color so staining was not an option so time to get the power sander back out and sand the uneven finish smooth.
That looks better but there was still areas of the "crystallized" finish,
so more hand scraping to get a smooth finish ready for painting. And to seal the areas that had the wood exposed, I spray painted them with a flat matte brown to seal and give a cohesive base surface.
Now back to the table top, to give it a dimensional wood look I started with Fusion Mineral Paint in chocolate again applied with the shorty Cling On brush all over the table and left to dry. Next I blended Fusion Mineral Paint in ash and coal black to add the variegation. I loved the look of them all together.
Fusion is very durable paint when cured but seeing this was a dining table and would have lots of traffic, I applied Fusion Mineral Paint's discontinued antiquing tough coat with a damp sponge. It is just like the clear tough coat but has lots o dark colors which enriches the deep colors of the top.
It is hard to photograph but below is most true. Three coats of the tough coat and the top was now finished as well.
I did not have the room to set it all up so the customer was kind enough to take photos in her home to share. It is perfect and very close to her inspiration photo. I have suggested we can make the bench and paint it in the matching colors to get even closer to the inspiration photo.