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    New customer new project

    This is probable the worst shape of paint repair on furniture I have had to do. I'm starting with this one chair 1st then I have another and a couch.
    Should be fun , she is not looking for perfection but acceptability, But I am not going for acceptability. The paint that is their is cracking and flaking. I will need to stabilize that 1st with Demar varnish. The rest will be matching up, to the best of my abilities.















    Last edited by Dave Hawksford; 10-19-2012 at 04:46 PM.
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    japenezze or oriental style of chairs correct dave? how wil you know what to pain the figures like they almost all gone?
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    I will need to do a bit of resurrect on these chairs Larry. I have pictures of the other chair and couch which I hope will give me some good glues. But still after doing enough of these I have a good idea of what I need to do.
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    Looks like a piece of cake, Dave. A little Sharpie here and there to blend the colors, then a quick coat of wipe-on poly and it'll be good to go. Let me know if you need any advice.

    Looking forward to seeing the results. I'm sure you'll rock the house.
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    Wow, got some work cut out for you there. Looking forward to the final results.
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    Interesting piece Dave. You're up to the challenge!
    Looking forward to the progress pics.


    BTW, does it have truly odd proportions, as in not really meant to be sat in?
    Last edited by Peter Rideout; 09-24-2012 at 02:58 PM.

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    Those are the challenges that I like, although I'm not a fan of finishing. Looking forward to see the progress Dave.
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    All I can say is I'm glad it isn't me! I find that I'm too much of a perfectionsist for jobs like that. Which means no one can afford me! But I'm interested in seeing the final product, Dave. Should prove enlightening.
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    Billy I am not cheep even in a minimal way.
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    I wouldn't even know where to start. You sure take on some challenging projects.
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