New

Furniture

Restored Chair

STEPS

3

SKILL LEVEL

Breathe new life into a weathered piece of furniture.

by Dremel ®

204 PROJECTS

Supplies Needed For This Project

TOOL

4000 High Performance Rotary Tool

Model # 4000

TOOL

Multi-Max™ MM20

Model # MM20

ACCESSORY

MM900 60 Grit Diamond Paper

Model # MM900

ACCESSORY

MM14U Hook and Loop Pad

Model # MM14U

ACCESSORY

EZ Drum™ Mandrel

Model # EZ407SA

Materials

  • 1

    Acrylic gold paint
  • 1

    Acrylic white paint
  • 1

    Clear Rust-Resistant spray paint
  • 1

    Paint brush

Let's Get Started

To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.

STEP 1

Step 1

You can typically remove excess paint using a Multi-Max tool with MM70P sanding sheets. However, the chair we found had a considerable amount of rust and the paint was tougher to remove. Here we used the MM900 60 Grit Diamond Paper attached to the MM14 Loop Pad on our MM20 tool. Working in a circular motion, remove the excess debris from the chair. TIP: The maximum tool speed to be used with the MM900 Diamond Paper is (7). Wear a face mask when working on projects that require rust removal.

STEP 2

Step 2

Remove paint and rust from more intricate areas with your Rotary Tool fit with an EZ407 Sanding mandrel and a sanding band. Since this paint and rust was tough to remove, we used the coarser band, the 408 60 Grit Sanding Band. With your tool set on high speed, lightly smooth the sanding band back and forth over the area you are working on. TIP: As dust may build up on your workpiece, check your progress every once in a while to see if you need to continue working in one area, or if you're ready to move to a new area. Turn off your tool, use a paper towel to remove the excess dust, and continue working. Wear a face mask when working on projects that require rust removal.

STEP 3

Step 3

Once your chair is completely sanded smooth and excess paint and rust removed, you are ready to paint it. Brush the entire chair with a gold metallic acrylic paint (available at most arts and craft stores). Let dry completely. Next, apply a thin coat of white acrylic paint, working in small sections at a time. Before the paint dries, use a paper towel to wipe off select areas to expose the gold underneath. Spray with a clear rust-resistant finish to protect and add durability to your new finish.

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