Sunday, September 15, 2013

How to Repair Candle Damages on Fireplace Mantle - Part 3 of 3 - Sanding and Painting

Fig.1 1000
grit sandpaper
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:  
3M 1000 Grit Wet or dry Finishing Paper 
Blue painter's tape
Paint brush
Paint can opener
Paint tray
Paint liner
Paint paddle (free with paint) 
Semi-gloss paint (Sherman Williams) 
Yellow rubber gloves

My home suffered from the holiday cheer. A Christmas candle was left lit and it burned almost past its bottom. The candle thankfully did not burn down the house, but it did damage the white fireplace mantle paint.The surface was left blistered and peeling.

This post shows nine steps to complete sanding and painting the mantle. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows 3M 1000-Grit Wet or Dry Finishing Paper that will be used to sand the primer paint.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the sandpaper will be used to sand the primer smooth.
Fig.2 Sanded smooth
Step 3: Fig.3 shows a little paint dust left behind after sanding.
Fig.3 Paint dust
Step 4: Fig.4 and fig.5 shows the dust is picked up by a portable vacuum cleaner.
Fig.4 Vacuum paint
Fig.5 Tape picked up
Step 5: Fig.6 shows the the Sherman Williams semi-gloss paint that will be applied to the area. 
Fig.6 Sherman William paint
Step 6: Fig.7 shows the semi-gloss paint has been stirred into one color. 
Fig.7 Stir the paint
Step 7: Fig.8 shows the final coat of semi-gloss paint being applied to the damaged fireplace mantle.
Fig.8 Final Coat
Step 8: Fig.9 shows the fireplace just needs to have the painter's tape removed.

Fig.9 Fireplace mantle

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