how do I makeover an old desk
How do I do over an old desk
Hi Roberta. Are you looking to paint the desk or are there repairs that need to be made? If you are looking to paint it, there are some great furniture paints out there that are great for desks... Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Fusion Mineral Paint, Country Chic, Milk paints...
If you want to refinish it, remove the old finish with Citristrip and/or a sander. Go from a heavy grip sandpaper (80) to fine (220) From there you can decide on a stain color to apply. Let it dry and fine sand it. Apple another coat of stain if necessary. Seal with polyurethane for a sturdy finish.
Paint is probably the most popular method. You could also clean it up, update the hardware, and go with existing finish.
Hi Roberta, if it is wood, you can refinish in a different shade/hue.
If it is not wood, but veneer or some other finish you can paint with chalk paint (my favorite) or paint it
It depends on what's already existing and what you'd like the end result to be. You can strip it, sand it, and stain or prime and paint, or just clean it up, use some wood refinishers like Feed n' Wax to spruce it up.
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Paint is the most common way unless you have a beautiful wood desk that needs refinishing. Give it a good cleaning with soap( Murphy's Oil soap if wood) and water to remove any dirt. rinse and let dry.
You may prefer to use something like tung oil:
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