Industrial Hall Table
This country style hall table has been given an updated, industrial look.
We refinished the table top which had been badly damaged with water rings and ballpoint scribbles, painted the legs in Victorian Black and updated the handle.
The top was badly damaged so we sanded it back. First we sanded using a 100 grit sandpaper, this removed the varnish, water stains and ballpoint pen scribbles. We then used a 140 grit sandpaper to start buffing out any scratches. We finished with 180 grit and then 240 grit, this is to smooth out the top and to create a nice finish. We recommend using at least three different grits, starting with rough and moving to a smoother grit as you go. Make sure when sanding to go with the grain!
Once sanded we cleaned the dust and then used fine steel wool to buff the Dark Wax into the raw wood, wiping off an excess with a lint-free rag. We did three coats to seal the wood and create an even colour.
For the legs we painted one and a half coats of watered down Victorian Black chalk paint with our flat brush. Victorian Black has amazing coverage so we didn't need a full two coats, we also didn't want added texture so we watered the paint down by about 10-12%. We then finished with Clear Wax and updated the handle.
- Electric sander with 100, 140, 180 and 240 grit sandpaper (alternatively you can do this by hand)
- Dark Wax
- 0000 Grade Steel Wool
- Victorian Black Chalk Paint
- Clear Wax
- 1.5-inch Flat Brush
- 1-inch Natural Bristle Brush
- Premium Lint-Free White Rags
Video How-To Guides and Resources:
- What is one and a half coats by Vintro NZ - this is especially useful when using dark colours as the first coat often provides amazing coverage
Delivery: please get in touch for a quote or we can arrange pick-up in our Mt Eden store.