Aisle Be Back

DIY-ing is tough, in the sense that I have made many many many trips to Home Depot and Lowes.

Maybe I should have learned how to be organized, and practiced making lists because that would have helped me throughout this journey, but oh well!

This trip back to the store was for sand paper. After painting I noticed 2 things.

  1. I still have green stamps on the ends of my boards that are not going to be painted; and
  2. The brush strokes are very visible where I painted

I looked online for the best method to remove the brush strokes and came across the blog The Vintage Storehouse. They have a blog post titled; {Tutorial} How to Eliminate Brush Strokes on Painted Furniture … PERFECT!

Not.

This looks like a great method! However, this method requires you to begin using it from scratch. i had already painted, and the paint already dried. So, I couldn’t use it.

I came across another website titled Hunker, and they had all the information I needed to rid myself of the nasty brush strokes. It did require sanding, which is a method The Vintage Storehouse said wouldn’t work. But, it was worth a try.

Now, back at the hardware store I purchased two different grits of sand paper.

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I used the light grit sand paper on the paint, and it worked perfectly!

Now, the sanding of the green stamps on the wood was another story. It took a lot of effort to get rid of the green. This is when I definitely wished I had an electric sander to help me out. But, I luckily survived… barely.

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