I have an old solid wood filing cabinet I got for free. Nothing
special. Soft wood. In bad shape, old stain and poly type finish
looks terrible. Several bad places need repair.
I took it completely apart, stripped the finish, and sanded it to
220 grit. Repaired several parts with new wood. Made a new top, and
used wood puty in several bad places. Reassembled with screws and
glue instead of nails.
Used ebony stain hoping to cover the differences the stain would
cover with the old wood, new wood used in the repairs, and the repairs
made with the puty. Looks TERRIBLE.
Now I plan to just paint it a dark brown. I don't know what else
to do to make it look presentable.
Question is..... do I need to strip it again before I paint it?
Any other suggestions or help would be apperciated.
George aka Bumhead