Re: How to refinish an antique iron bed???

From: Jim Cole
Date: 06 Apr 1999
Time: 20:54:46
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Most of these beds were originally painted. The best process is to have the bed sandblasted then prime with automotive primer and wet sand with 400 grit wet/dry paper. Then topcoat with a colored lacquer wet sanding between coats with 400 wet/dry paper until you get a very smooth finish then top coat with clear lacquer with about 10% color mixed with it, this will give a nice gloss with plenty of depth. You can use either nitrocelulose lacquer or an acrylic lacquer