AUTOPLAY
Refinishing A Table Top
16 steps
What you’ll need
Pint
Country Chic Paint Soiree
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4oz
Old Masters gel Topcoat
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Pint
Country Chic Paint Tough Coat
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Less than a pint
General Finishes Java Gel Stain
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The before
1. The before
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Sand down your top, if it is a veneer wood top then becareful not to sand through it.
2. Sand down your top, if it is a veneer wood top then becareful not to sand through it.
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Clean the top with mineral spirits or a vinegar solution to remove unseen dust. Clean the bottom too
3. Clean the top with mineral spirits or a vinegar solution to remove unseen dust. Clean the bottom too
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Prime and Paint the pedestal and skirt first.
4. Prime and Paint the pedestal and skirt first.
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Priming the bottom with two coats
5. Priming the bottom with two coats
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Wear gloves and use a sponge to apply the gel stain. Apply liberally and wipe off any excess.
6. Wear gloves and use a sponge to apply the gel stain. Apply liberally and wipe off any excess.
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If you want it darker apply a good amount of gel stain on the surface and wipe evenly on and off.
7. If you want it darker apply a good amount of gel stain on the surface and wipe evenly on and off.
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Let the stain dry for 24 hours or as long as possible. You need a lint free cloth to apply topcoat
8. Let the stain dry for 24 hours or as long as possible. You need a lint free cloth to apply topcoat
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Wipe on the gel topcoat wearing gloves. Wipe it on then wipe off the excess right away.
9. Wipe on the gel topcoat wearing gloves. Wipe it on then wipe off the excess right away.
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Keep applying on the whole surface. Make sure to wipe any excess off right away.Wipe lightly to buff
10. Keep applying on the whole surface. Make sure to wipe any excess off right away.Wipe lightly to buff
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This is the second coat. Make sure to wait 6 hours to apply the next coat. 2-3 coats is recommended
11. This is the second coat. Make sure to wait 6 hours to apply the next coat. 2-3 coats is recommended
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Let settle and cure for about a week or two
12. Let settle and cure for about a week or two
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Finished table
13. Finished table
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Remember to read the instructions for every product you use.
14. Remember to read the instructions for every product you use.
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Make sure to seal your paint colour with tough coat.
15. Make sure to seal your paint colour with tough coat.
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Finished top
16. Finished top
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