3 years ago #1
Slava
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I got an old commode. I'd like to restore it but have no idea what is the best way to do it because of old paint. I attached pictures, so you could see and give me the best solution.
Thanks

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3 years ago #2
Probst54
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Is the top veneer or solid wood? That will alter any advice I could give.

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3 years ago #3
Slava
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It is a solid wood, painted

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3 years ago #4
Probst54
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I assume you want to restore and keep this? I personally use a spray can type paint remover and a fine spatula type scraping tool. On that is not abrasive.

Do it over and over until all the paint is done.

When you like the wood, my suggestion, after sanding down to 220 grit. Try past wax on a low out of the way corner. Try a small coat of natural stain in another area. Let dry and buff the wax with a paper towel. Go for what you like.

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3 years ago #5
Slava
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Thanks.
But I want to keep it with original painting. What is the best way to polish and remove some white painted spot on it?

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3 years ago #6
Probst54
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Find the finest sandpaper 220 or 320 and sand only those spots with the blobs or specs. When you are satisfied, using the same sandpaper, sand the entire surface - just a simple once over Clean all with mineral spirits, let dry and try some paste wax on a low corner, buff and see how it looks.

I am sorry I did not understand you wanted to keep the paint. From the photos it looks like wood with an aged patina (hand oils, dust and dirt). The top surface has wood showing through, plus staining and I thought you wanted to get rid of all that messiness. That our problem working from photos and your photos are great. TY

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