Project 1 - Cush and Nooks Side Table

Step 1 - The Bigsave Cage Table

At Complete Paints we’re proud to bring this project to you. With a some great style from Vic at Cush & Nooks http://cushandnooks.blogspot.co.nz, and expert advice from the team here at Complete Paints you can transform spaces even if you’ve never tackled a DIY project before.

 

Keep an eye out here on our project page for more transformational home, office, car, boat or anywhere projects.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the project. If you need some assistance come on into the store, or give us a call - we’re happy to help.

Visit the Bigsave Furniture website for more information click here

 

Step 2 - Products you will need

U-POL CLEAR#1™ High Gloss Clear Coat 450ml Aerosol

ISOPON Spraytek Primer Grey 500ml Aerosol

COLORPAK Custom Tinted Aerosol 300gm

EEZER 1408 8in Speedfile

JSP 823 P2 Valved Odour Masks Medium/Large

HANDPLUS Nitrile Glove Powder Free Large - Pair

NORTON A275 No-fil Dry Sandpaper 230 X 280 mm Sheet Kit Pack

Click HERE to purhase all the products you'll need for the job

 

Step 3 - Sanding

Sanding is no ones favorite task, however, if you want a great result it’s all about sanding, sanding, sanding.

1. Remove the wooden top from base.

2. If you’re sanding a surface that has both stain and varnish like this side table, the Eezer sander is recommended (an electric sander will also do the trick). Start with the 100 grit sandpaper in the Eezer, it will take about 10 minutes sanding with a smooth back and forward motion pressing down firmly to get through the varish and stain down to the natural wood finish, enure you change the sandpaper as it becomes clogged with varnish and stain.

3. Put the 280 grit sandpaper in your Eezer and sand out all the scratches left by the 100 grit sandpaper – make sure you take your time and create a lovely smooth finish, then wipe away the dust with a clean dry cloth and… voila on to the next step.

Step 4 - Prime time

1. Shake the Grey Isopon Aresol Primer well (shaking for a few minutes to ensure all the sediment from the bottom of the can mixes in).

2. Hold the nozzle roughly 15cm away from the surface, spraying the side (edge) of the table top with a light coat moving to the top surface, using a side to side spraying motion slightly overlapping with each stroke. Let this coat dry for at least 15 minutes giving the primer time to get tacky (BUT DON’T TOUCH) and soak into the timber.

3. Repeat step two 4 times with slightly heavier coats each time. Leaving the final coat over night giving the primer plenty of time to dry.

4. With the 600 grit sandpaper in your Eezer give the table top a light sand (just enough to take the very top of the primer off) so it’s smooth and uniform, then clean the table with a clean dry cloth.

Don’t worry if you find using the spray can a little tricky, practice makes perfect, if you make a mistake sand the surface off and try again.

Step 5 - Top coat

Almost there - be sure to take your time with the finishing touches.

1. Shake the Copper Basecoat Colorpak Aresol well (shake for a few minutes to ensure all the sediment from the bottom of the can mixes in).

2. Hold the nozzle roughly 15cm away from the surface, spraying the side (edge) of the table top with a light coat moving to the top surface, using a side to side spraying motion slightly overlapping each stroke. Let this coat dry for at least 15 minutes giving the colour time to dull off (DON’T TOUCH)

3. Repeat step two 2 times with heavier coats, by this time you should have coverage over the Grey Primer. You are now ready for the technique coat… a technique coat is pulling the spray can back about 30cm from the surface and dusting with a light coat to even out the Metallic in Copper, then let dry for at least an hour.

 

 

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