How to Refinish A Cargo Love Seat


Recently I decided to redecorate my sun room but instead of just going out and buying new furniture, I scoured thrift stores and Craigslist to find old, ugly items. I was determined to redo the room on a mini-budget and makeover furniture destined for the dump! Check out how I made this old, scratched, light wood love seat into a dark, moody, sophisticated love seat!
First, I sanded the love seat with 80 grit and 120 grit.
First, I sanded the love seat with 80 grit and 120 grit.
Then I cleaned it with isopropyl alcohol, deglosser, and a tack cloth.
Then I cleaned it with isopropyl alcohol, deglosser, and a tack cloth.
Next I brushed on my stain. After a few minutes I then wiped it off.
Next I brushed on my stain. After a few minutes I then wiped it off.
After a few coats of polyurethane here is the finished product!
After a few coats of polyurethane here is the finished product!
how to refinish a cargo love seat, painted furniture
how to refinish a cargo love seat, painted furniture
how to refinish a cargo love seat, painted furniture

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  • Maureenshortt
    on Jan 14, 2018

    i have a cargo coffee table with multiple layers of latex paint, that I want to strip. any idea what wood cargo furniture is made of? and how to strip it?

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