I'm just finishing off restoring and painting a dresser for a customer. The original paint was stripped off using a hot caustic solution (which also kills any wood worm and sterilises the wood), then sanded.
Masking all of the glass on the doors took ages but well worth doing this correctly as scraping paint of glass is not as easy job.
Then all checked over making sure all the doors and drawers were working nicely, and adjusted as required.
2 coats of water based undercoat was applied, and then sanded again with a fine sand paper. Then 2 coats of water based paint (Farrow & Ball 'James White' no. 2010 estate eggshell. This covers nicely so 2 coats were sufficient, although I'll give some of the remainder of the paint to the customer to touch up where necessary - when it get chipped with wear and tear.
It's always nice to paint inside the top if the piece is glazed although waxing inside can also look nice. It is also nice to leave a surface waxed as opposed to painting all of the piece. This creates a nice contrast.
All I need to do now is wax the surface and we're all done. I hope they like it.
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