Step-by-step Furniture Redesign - A Sideboard

Step #1 - Prepping Your Piece

Basic prep: clean, repair scratches, remove hardware & then sand to prepare the top for its finish.

I did not prime this piece because I used a darker colored paint, but you certainly can regardless of what color you choose, especially recommended if you use a light color paint. The next video, will help you decide how far you need to go on prepping for the piece you are currently doing. Better safe than sorry, I always say, so it's better to over prep than under prep. Most complaints in our industry has to do with failures in finish, which is usually due to a lack of proper prep.


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