My daughter Bonnie brought me her jewelry box I had made her many years ago. It had traveled with her to many places for many years and was in pretty rough shape. It was certainly not worthy of display.
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I began by washing it completely to get all the oily fingerprints and stains off. Then I gently sanded the chipped paint and patched the scratches and dings with wood filler. The original construction was medium density fiberboard (MDF) so there was no grain to be concerned about.
I spray painted the entire project using my HVLP top pot gravity feed spray gun. The product I used was Varathane gloss white water based paint. This is a great product and your equipment cleans up with water.
After at least 3 coats of paint and a few days drying time, I sprayed a final finish. This was Varathane gloss water based clear coat. The clear coat forms a plastic protective barrier in case anything wet gets placed on the paint.
I”m pleased with the result.
And Bonnie is glad to have it back.