Tip and Tricks from Upcreek Creations... This is a Furniture Painting and cleaning up after using crafts Hack that you will LOVE!!!
Yes, simply the best paper towels you can purchase! I love these blue shop towels they are the luxury version of cheap paper towels and are great to use when painting and cleaning furniture. We use these towels with Denatured Alcohol to clean all of our furniture before painting. These towels are soft and lint-free so they do not leave anything behind before painting and they are a good aid when cleaning between poly coats and distressing. They are also GREAT to use when applying our General Finishes Java Gel. The blue shop towels are so much more absorbent that I actually save money by using fewer of them especially when cleaning up after using Chalk Couture transfers, paste and ink. These towels are hardy and lint-free and will make all your crafting projects so much easier to clean up.
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Upcreek Creations will admit that we learned this tip the hard way... when painting a piece of furniture that you have acquired and you take the drawers out, it never fails, you can never figure out which drawer goes back into what space. You think it doesn’t matter, but I promise you it matters! Especially here in the south where the humidity expands the wood and it is impossible to get the drawers back into a piece, then you end up spending huts trying every drawer in each space and end up frustrated!
The simple solution is to number the drawers and the drawer location as you pull each drawer out for painting or cleaning! In the following picture we have numbered the drawer locations D-1, D-2, D-3, D-4, D-5, & D-6. We used the "D" to identify the dresser because we were also painting the matching chest of drawers as well and we named those drawers C-1, C-2, etc. this way we could identify which drawer goes in the correct spot. See picture...
You will save yourself valuable time by doing this simple step! Here is how we number the back of the drawers that we pull out of the furniture piece...
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