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tbearer
09-06-2010, 01:50 PM
I would like to DIY the paint job on my bed frame. The colour has shaded.

How to go about it? Just buy wood paint and paint? Or need to sand first?

Thanks guys.

bslee
09-06-2010, 02:11 PM
You didn't say what color or shade you intend. Consult your paint shop on various wood finishes.
Change of color or stain will need a complete stripdown with paint remover or serious sanding down to completely remove the old finish. Then proceed to paint, stain and lacquer the project item. Remember, surface preparation is everything towards a great job, no compromise. Slip shod and you get unexpected results. You may find many DIY tips on refinishing furniture by googling. Power tools help ease and furniture restoration jobs. Hand sanding is a chore, takes time and lots of effort. Good luck!

cml
09-06-2010, 02:19 PM
If it is hand painted it would not look as nice as a spray painted job. Generally this is true. It also depends on whether it is wood or metal. It is quite difficult to get an even hand finish unless you are prepared to spend a lot of time, I remembered when I installed my wooden door, the guy took one whole day to stain my wooden door. There was a lot of sanding and buffing, many coats of laquer was applied but the result was worth it. When I moved house I resprayed my whole bedroom set. It was worth it as the finish was very good but it was done in the factory. There are wood laquer that is quite transparent and there is paint. So it depends on what you want to do.

tbearer
09-06-2010, 04:38 PM
Gosh..didnt know that there is so much work. Thought of just devoting one sunday afternoon to get the work done.

Current colour is dull brown. Want to paint maroon colour over it.

Thanks guys.

bslee
09-06-2010, 04:59 PM
You typically didn't provide enough details, moreover vague. How is anyone to know what you really wanna achieve?
Next time I just tell doctor at clinic...I'm sick..let him guess ya?.
Ok..just buy paint and paint over loh...an easy Sunday ahead. :D

fRaNkY
09-06-2010, 09:03 PM
You can bring it to the car workshop and get them to paint bright ferrari red....kilat kilat summore :D

bslee
09-06-2010, 09:48 PM
You can bring it to the car workshop and get them to paint bright ferrari red....kilat kilat summore :D

You think car workshop spray painters are cheap and cheeful bargers ah? unless u pay them a sum they cannot resist OR at their discretion wanna do or not..

fRaNkY
09-06-2010, 09:55 PM
You think car workshop spray painters are cheap and cheeful bargers ah? unless u pay them a sum they cannot resist OR at their discretion wanna do or not..

No harm asking politely :D if they are spraying blue... then blue it is.

bslee
09-06-2010, 10:03 PM
Haw Haw haw!...lugging a bed frame around the workshops...good luck! Tabik! :D :D

fRaNkY
09-06-2010, 10:33 PM
Good Exercise....

I once bought a dinner set 4 chairs with a round table and put all in my Ex-Kancil and brought it to 4th Floor (not the car :D). They are still around after 10 years (the dinner set).

My bed's frame should be able to fit my wife's MyVi .....hmmm should I get one of those things for the car's roof :confused: