Hand Painted Table & Chairs in North Dublin

In this blog post My Hand Painted Furniture travels to Lusk, contracted to carry out Hand Painted Furniture in Dublin North. We have seen a lot of dining tables & a lot of chairs over the last number of years.

Our new spray booth has recently been completed, and we are very pleased. While not compromising the quality of a hand painted finish it will massively speed up the process, especially on a contract like this one…

Before...

Clients contact My Hand Painted Furniture in a number ways. By phone, by text, by Facebook or other social media. This client made contact via email after visiting the website & being impressed with previous contracts.

In this case there was need for a prior visit. We made all the arrangements including colour, finish, cost, dates & times via email & phone calls… a very smooth process.

Hand Painted Furniture in North Dublin

A Well made table and chairs, not cheap but they had seen better days & did not sit comfortably in the client’s modern townhouse…

 

Process...

First up, remove the table top from the base & the seats from the chairs. These need a different prep. from the rest so we’ll start with them. No need for cleaning because they will need a lot of sanding. Sand them all with 80 grit paper…

Filling

Even after extensive sanding pine of this type will always need filling. For this I use Ronseal Wood Filler. Once dry I sand again, this time with 120 grit paper.

Wood Finishing

The client requested that the tabletop and seats be as light as possible so in this case there was no woodstain applied. But it would be at this stage that it would be. So next came a coat of sealer followed by 3 coats of clear matt lacquer, Tikkurila Kiva. The sealer was applied by brush & the lacquer was sprayed…

Painted Surfaces

The process for the chairs & table frame is as follows…

  • Clean with Krud Kutter
  • Sand with 240 grit paper
  • Spray 2 coats of Zinsser B-I-N
  • Fill & sand
  • Spray 1 coat Tikkurila Helmi Matt (colour – “Muted Clay”)
  • Apply 1, final coat by hand using a combination of Purdy brushes & wooster roller sleeves

Hand Painted Table & Chairs in North Dublin

With the new spray booth complete this type of contract will now run much smoother both for me & the client. They had their furniture picked up & returned to them in just a week. The results speak for themselves & the client was thrilled…

Most of the paint and materials for this contract were supplied by Pat McDonnell Paints.

Thank you for reading & …Happy Painting.