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If There’s a Drip in your Clear Coat…

If you have a drip in your clear coat, you are going to want to sand it out.

Do you see it??

If you go to sand it out you will make the surrounding areas uneven, so you’ll want to go ahead and sand the entire section.

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Now you totally see it, right???

If you sand the entire section, you are down to bare wood, you are going to need a primer.

Once its primed, you are going to put on a new coat of paint.

Your new paint is drying too slow, so you’ll try to speed it up with a heat gun.

That’s the culprit right there

The heat gun will singe the trim on your chair, that was already completed…except for a drip in the clear coat.

You’ll apply a new clear coat that begins to run again, so you scrape it back off and sand down again, impatience never pays off.

You apply your primer and paint again, this time waiting patiently for dry time. You’ll organize and label all your transfers while you wait.

So organized!

You tip the chair up, to apply a new second coat, ever so perfectly on your newly painted surface. The chair slips and falls backwards on the floor.

Instead of just a drip in the clear coat, the fall has now created a crack in the back of your vintage wooden chair.

You get the wood glue out. 4 clamps later, the back is reassembled.

Your second coat is dry, so you can finally apply a new clear coat, full of panic, you brush it on.

The singed spot on the trim needs some dry brushing to camouflage the burn, drop cloth to the rescue.

No drip!

2 hours later, your chair is clamped, your transfers are organized and you have 6 brushes to wash.


Thank goodness I’m keeping this one!

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