Super Finish Max Sewing Cabinet Rescue
Posted By
Gail Wilson
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Materials Needed: 
  • Furniture project with a bad paint job
  • Super Finish Max Extra
  • Paint
  • Painter's tape
  • Plastic wrap
  • Sander

Project Steps


Oh my! Sometimes I get a furniture piece with a bad paint job, but in this case I am the cause of the bad paint job. You can see how it all went wrong over at My Repurposed Life, basically it's how NOT to paint a thrift store furniture piece. 

Step 1

When you have a piece of furniture with a rough paint job, all is not lost. Lightly sand the finish with an orbital sander and a fine grit sandpaper. Wipe away all dust.

Step 2

Use plastic wrap and painter’s tape to protect areas that won’t be painted with the Homeright Super Finish Max Extra.

Step 3

Choose the desired nozzle for your paint project. For this project I used blue nozzle (2.0mm).  Because the weather was not ideal conditions for using a paint sprayer proper precautions were taken. The paint, sprayer, and furniture piece were all brought to room temperature before starting the job. 

Step 4

Prepare to paint. Due to the snow on the ground, diy sawhorses were used to hold the sewing cabinet. Although the top of the cabinet appears to have brush marks, the sander did a great job of smoothing the paint. This is when you close your eyes and run your hand across the paint and feel the smoothness. If you feel something less than perfect, keep sanding.  

Step 5

Spray two light coats of paint, allowing the first coat to dry thoroughly before applying the second coat.  The plastic wrap and the painter’s tape did a perfect job of protecting the original stained wood.

Step 6

Admire a job well done, and wonder why you didn’t use the Finish Max in the first place.                                                     

Step 7

Have you ever painted furniture in the snow? The temperature on this day was 50°. Sunny and 50 is okay as long as everything is room temperature. Be sure to visit My Repurposed Life to see the before and after of this Mid Century Modern Sewing Cabinet.

Do you ever have one of those projects that just don’t go as planned? That’s the case of this Sewing Cabinet Makeover. What I thought was going to be an easy and quick makeover turned out to be frustrating and nearly a project failure.

You can read all about how it went wrong over on My Repurposed Life. I was able to rescue my rescue and make it all turn out great with the Homeright Super Finish Max . 

Come and see how this sewing cabinet was restored and saved with a little bit of DIY magic

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