Friday, March 23, 2012

Tray Table Painting

Our tray tables suck. Well, half of them. With six people in our family, we need to have two sets, and one set is old and stained.
Exhibit A:

So I started sanding and painting them. Our family symbol is a triskelion, so I'm doing all four with a different triskelion design. And a different color. Lots of color. Wish me luck.

I have one done:

It's taking a bit of time, because for each one I have to:
  1. Sand every part. The paint doesn't stick to the laminate if it's not at least lightly sanded.
  2. Peel off any splintered laminate and putty the gap. And let that dry.
  3. Paint. And let that dry
  4. Move the legs and paint what I couldn't in step 3. And let that dry.
  5. Repeat 3 and 4, because it takes two coats.
  6. Paint on the triskelion (using a stencil). And let that dry.
  7. Touch up the stencil bleed. And let that dry
  8. Spray lacquer on the top since I'm using water-based paint and I want to wipe these things occasionally. And let that dry.
  9. Repeat step 8 two more times.

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