Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Restoring The Old
I went to the hardware store on Saturday and threw myself on the mercy of the paint people. I was going to do it this coming weekend but it's going to be a full weekend and I wanted to see how much work it would be to strip the old stain off. I started with one bench on Monday afternoon because it was really nice and sunny outside, but not too hot. I used this gel which you spread on and leave for 30-60 minutes. Then you're supposed to scrub it off. Well the old stain must have been eager to get off of this stuff because it was coming off as I rubbed the gel on. So I scrubbed each piece for about 5-10 minutes and then rinsed it off thoroughly. Post stain removing gel, the pieces looked like this. Since the table and benches were 1) free and 2) fairly old, I wasn't going for perfection here. I was just going for better.