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Dress up a small wardrobe

Dress up a small wardrobe

A good cleaning

If they are inexpensive, these small - and large - pieces of furniture often have a pitiful appearance. The first operation will therefore consist of a very serious cleaning. As the metal support is not very interesting, you will have to achieve a uniform background ... which implies a good repair.

The step by step

Cleaning and pickling

1

Disassemble everything that can be: doors, shelves, and take out the drawers.

2

Wash all of this with a mixture of cold water and Saint-Marc detergent at the rate of 100 to 150 g per liter of water. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Let it dry well.

3

If the paint is damaged, strip it using a gel that you will pass on all visible surfaces with a nylon brush. Leave to act according to the manufacturer's instructions, then, when the paint blisters and softens, remove the old layers with a spatula. If some areas resist, try the operation again.

4

Once the surface is clean and free of its old paints, you will often need to perfect it to make it completely smooth. To do this, use a small electric sander and special metal sandpaper if necessary.