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I am excited to share this resource list with you! Most the items I found through trial & error. Others with countless Google Searches & asking too many questions at Home Depot.
I have made this list as comprehensive as possible. Do not feel like you have to rush to get every item tomorrow! I bought as the project need came up.
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Picking up new finds or delivering your finished piece to a client these are my must have supplies for moving furniture. Remember, don't overdue it when working alone. Large pieces require a partner to lift. Lift from your knees and not with your back. If you are in this for the long haul you risk injuries that can put you our of commission.
These are the items I use most often when making furniture repairs. I may pop in and update this list from time to time with new gotta have it items that I find. This list does not take into consideration building replacement parts. I will be making my must have list for builders separately. Remember to follow all manufacturers directions and work at your skill level. I am not a tool expert. You can find classes at some home improvement stores and even at community colleges. Please email me if you have items that really need to be added to this list. I too am learning every day.
- Random Orbital Sander
- Sanding Pads This set has a great mix. Choose the 5 to get the set of the 5 grits listed. The other listings are for 100 sheets of that individual grit. Great for reordering the ones you use most often
- Heat Gun
- Wood Filler
- Wood Glue
- Spring Clamps
- Ratchet Straps Also listed under moving. I have used ratchet straps to do clamping on some major repairs!
One of the biggest differences between an amateur and a pro painter it the work that comes before the painting. It is not glamorous, but it makes all the difference! These are the tools I use to get my piece clean and ready to be painted.
Phew!! We have moved, repaired, and cleaned our furniture piece. Now for the frosting. There are more paint products and opinions on paint products than I can begin to touch on. I LOVE the paint line I use. I literally auditioned for a reality show in order to earn the right to retail them in my area. I don't even watch TV & especially not reality competitions. That being said, there are many popular brands and you should use what you love. One bonus of using Pure Home Paints is the brush on top coat that is highly durable. My firm suggestion is that you should stay away from latex paints for furniture & choose a non toxic durable paint option. There are many non toxic paint manufactures. The first sign that there may be irritants in a product is the scent. A true non toxic product should not have an odor and won't irritate your eyes, nose or give you a headache.
- Premium Furniture Paint
- Quality Synthetic Brush
Specialty Paint Supplies
As your skills evolve or you spend too much time on Pinterest... You will find a world of painted furniture projects done with additional mediums. Adding texture, faking a ocean air battered look, old farmhouse chippy goodness, stenciled details, decoupage, image transfers. The piece becomes your playground!
Safety First. Even though I put it last. Safety items aren't always sexy, but staying healthy is. When working with old furniture you have no idea what has been used on it in the past.
That's a wrap! I just know this list will help you save time hunting for what you may need to get your projects done. Amazon is generally my go to because they ship quickly, make returns easy, and Amazon Prime makes that all even easier! Being a business, shopping on Amazon has great prices & the order history makes it easy to look back and see what you bought either for reorders. or reprinting receipts for tax time!
Leave a comment or Email me if you have something that needs to be added or a question about anything!