Keep track of how many hours it takes and charge that way if you work at a reasonable speed. If you work slower than you would with the boss cracking the whip, then you'll have to charge less. Where it's a good friend it becomes more difficult because you hate to charge too much. Ask her beforehand what it's worth to her maybe.
That's true. She's like one of us and loves a bargain (didn't say so but guessing she got it from a favorite TS) She got a deal on it she did say, and when her dh put the new tracks on the drawers so they won't come out all the way, she said she spent more on those than she did the dresser I think she said she has about 80$ total in it now.
I think I can say maybe 60-80$, out of that buy the supplies ( maybe 20$), and still make my $. I still need to see how much work there is to do (check the sanding, is it routed or plain, and how big). She wants it in oil base for more durability, too.
Well, the dresser isn't top of the line, but's in good condition. I'm kinda glad her dh did sand far down, otherwise I'd not have known it was a veneer. But because he did we now have to prime it well and then paint. It looks like the other colors are showing, so how do I determine if it's oil base paint or latex? and does it matter? There's really only 2 things I want to accomplish...(1) smooth finish, and.....(2) it will last a long time.
If I can talk her into spraypaint do you think that's a good option? Sorry that I don't have a pic of the front. Drawers are a bit curved, so they actually go in further than the edges. Make any sense?
And yes, I'd spray if I had experience doing it so no runs, etc. Would be a nice smooth finish if done well. I cop out on the spray and let DH do it cause I think he actually likes it (or maybe it's he likes me and wants to help!).
Post by doc*dog Karen on Apr 12, 2006 20:18:13 GMT -5
I'm not very good at following the destructions. I've used auto paint before, and I just used BIN primer. Looked great. If you do it in several light, sweeping coats, you won't have to worry about drips. Just keep the sweeping motion, pass the edge of the piece with each sweep, and don't spray too close. Practice on scrap if you need to. I think that'll look great!!
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