Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Trash Bound!

My "special" friend picked this up for me. Sometimes I ask him to check out stuff in his area for me. I forgot what it cost but I do recall thinkin'....honey, are you kidding me and that will be your last CL run for me. It's been sitting for a while...quite a while. It had three layers of paint...brown, yellow and  black, a weak patch job with some kind of wood putty and the eagle decal.
Hot mess with great bones.

Very nice!

If I have to strip, I use Citristrip. I am not a fan of stripping but had no choice. Thanks, Special Friend!
Stripped, sanded and painted in ASCP Paris Gray. I omitted primer cause ya don't have to with CP but found bleed through after 4 coats of paint.  At that point I primed w/ Zinzer and painted again. I know so many of you are big fans of this paint, I'm not. I think I'll stick with my 50 cent cans of oops paint and glaze from now on







I think I may be PMSing :) Forgive me for being so bitchy opinionated. Am I the only one not on the ASCP bandwagon???


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16 comments:

Whimsical Perspective said...

It was all of that old stain that bled through. I have painted over 75 pieces in the last year with ASCP. I have had 3 bleed through and I could tell they would before I started. The old stain was heavy and thick. You can almost see the layers of gross on it. On those days, I was not a fan of the CP. However, I had to do a latex job for a client recently and was reminded about how much I like ASCP. It is more forgiving and has a totally different texture. In our store, we sell ASCP painted pieces way more than latex painted pieces. I am not sure if that is just how we trained our customers or if they see the difference too but they comment on it and request it now. I do understand your frustration though. Bleed through stinks!

Allison@FabRehab said...

Sue, that piece was SUCH a mess before you got your hands on it. It looks LOVELY now..those legs kill me. And I'm not on the CP bandwagon ONLY because of the cost. I made my own CP and really enjoyed workign with it. I do believe that some pieces will bleed through anything but oil based primer...this was one of them.

Katy said...

it looks great now, though! Huh - men. I wouldn't even ask them to pick out a dog bed for me. lol

Lisalulu said...

call me stupid, but what is CP?

Cynthia said...

You worked wonders on that! It's absolutely lovely now.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have never tried ASCP because of the price, I may to satisfy my curiosity try a can or make my own one day. It is just if I am going to resell a piece, which is what I do, I am cutting way into my profit margin. I tell ya what I do with bleed....Paint it pink...Problem solved LOL!

Carol

Amy said...

CP is chalk paint! P.S. I would never call you stupid! :) You don't know if you don't ask!

Maureen said...

I turned out great! I just did one exactly the same (except no eagle)and it too was major bleeder! My choice for these pieces is to prime with Rustoleum Painter's Touch - 2x coverage. A couple of very light coats seem to seal the bleed.

ASCP.....I thought I was alone. Not a fan.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love this piece--love what you did with it. I just bought that same stencil at Home Depot. It looks great!

Suzan said...

ASCP is a good choice for some simply because there is so little prep. I can honestly say that I made some "fake" chalk paint with latex, plaster of Paris and water and it worked as easily and as well as ASCP in coverage and simplicity. It went over some very ugly finish without any bleed through. I had fewer brush marks (easy enough to sand smooth) than I did with ASCP and less sanding dust.

Nicole Estes said...

Well, it turned out beautiful. Annie Sloan says to use Zinser if it's an old piece with a heavy lacquer because it probably will bleed through. Also you can wipe it down with mineral spirits and denatured alcohol before painting. I hate that you aren't having a good experience with ASCP. I love it & hardly ever paint with anything else. I would love for you to post this on my link party at http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/2012/06/fabulous-friday-link-party-5.html. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

rohanknitter said...

I've yet to try ASCP so I can't comment on that but you did a fantastic job with that piece - inside and out!

Dee said...

Sue, when I get that nasty bleed I paint flat varnish over it, let it dry & paint again. It seems to seal the bleed. Now when if I have a piece that is that dark red stain, I give it a quick coat of flat varnish first,than I paint. I hate wasting paint. The desk turned out lovely. Nice job, Dee from My Painted Stuff

Candy said...

Flat varnish is a good idea. I haven't tried that. Black is usually my choice over mahogany or anything that does that awful pink bleed. But, this turned out great...even though you had to do a little extra work.
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Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I love whay you did with this piece. Totally and beautifully trasnformed. Thanks for sharing it at Shabbilicious Friday.

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