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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Redoing retro chairs help!! on: May 17, 2011 06:38:06 AM
Yup, you have to get down to a stable substrate before applying primer and paint.  Adding new over top of flakes, will not make the flakes stay on.  I hope that the rust not so severe that it's left holes in the metal - then there could be trouble if they're big and/or on the edges.  If there are little holes, you might consider filling them with something like Bondo, then sand smooth before priming and painting.

Luckily there's no holes, just a lot of rust...
Do you know of a fast, easy way to get all of the paint off, or is just sanding it going to be my best bet?

Yey!  No holes!  I'd worry about using a wire brush on a drill or rotary tool, because I get a little intense and I might go to far.  To suit my personality  Wink I'd go hand held wire brushes to get the big rust off, then a palm sander to smooth it out and for the paint.  You don't have to get it all off, just get to where only stable paint (stuff that's stuck on well and not coming off as "dust") is left and feather the edges so it's a smooth transition between all the different areas before you paint.  If you've got a good area to use a stripper like Naval Jelly, then that's a thing, too.  I don't have that kind of space.

I think that's what I'm going to do! I tried to sand them the other day and gave up shortly after because there's a lot more rust than I thought there was. I've had them stored at my parent's since I live in an apartment so I haven't been seeing them every day haha.
Where can you even find Naval Jelly?
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Redoing retro chairs help!! on: May 11, 2011 07:17:43 AM
Yup, you have to get down to a stable substrate before applying primer and paint.  Adding new over top of flakes, will not make the flakes stay on.  I hope that the rust not so severe that it's left holes in the metal - then there could be trouble if they're big and/or on the edges.  If there are little holes, you might consider filling them with something like Bondo, then sand smooth before priming and painting.

Luckily there's no holes, just a lot of rust...
Do you know of a fast, easy way to get all of the paint off, or is just sanding it going to be my best bet?
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Redoing retro chairs help!! on: May 11, 2011 06:18:14 AM
Sorry if this is in the wrong board, I wasn't sure where to post it  Huh
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Redoing retro chairs help!! on: May 11, 2011 06:16:46 AM



I saved these awesome chairs from the dump, but I'm now not sure where to start to fix them. They're super rusty and my hubby doesn't think they can be fixed. I got some primer, and spray paint for metal, but I don't know if I should sand them or what to get them smoothed out and most of the old, chipped paint off.
If anyone has any ideas to help please let me know! Really anxious to get these done so I can enjoy them this summer!! Smiley
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Owl Softies on: May 05, 2010 09:38:07 PM
thank you guys Smiley
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Owl Softies on: May 05, 2010 01:22:56 AM
I've been busy making tons of owl. They're a nice distraction from end of the semester stresses Smiley





7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / painting plastic cell phone case question on: April 17, 2010 11:13:11 PM
ok, i'm not sure if this is the right spot to post this or not, but i'm going to ask anyways
tonight i tried to paint the case for my phone, i cleaned it and sanded it but the paint doesn't seem to really be sticking and you can see all the brush strokes.
my question is, if tomorrow when it's dry i sand it a bit and use spray paint this time if it'll work?
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Super Mario Question Mark Block Ottoman! on: February 22, 2010 05:08:16 PM
i loooove these!!!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: pattern help for petticoat looking dress on: October 08, 2009 04:33:07 PM
oooh thanks guys! i'll try that, and hopefully i don't mess it up too much Smiley
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: pattern help for petticoat looking dress on: October 08, 2009 12:46:50 AM
fishing line? will that make it be all curly looking on the ends? and also how am i going to sew that in without messing up a bunch of needles, or will it matter?

enough with the questions now... thanks guys! Smiley
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