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    renos: way over my head..

    I just stripped my shelves from all the paint and thought I could just sand it after but it doesn't seem to be working D:
    does anyone know any good cheap handimen? Or is there some tool I can rent or something I can get?
    My landlord will kill us if he finds out....
    I feel so stupid!!

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    It is hard to know what the damage you did without seeing it. Go down to Home Depot and ask the people there what you can do. Bring a shelf if possible. You may not have stripped it properly. Maybe all you have to do is strip it right and then put on a new coat of paint.

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    Thanks. they say sand it but it doesn't seem to be working. maybe I'll go to home-depot and bring the shelf like you said. i wish we could post photos on merb!

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    try craigslist

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    If the paint coating that you are trying to take off is too thick, put on the chemical stripper and wait 20 minutes. You can also try a heat gun to take off the paint. You only do the sanding when all the pain is off. Check for videos on Youtube. Let us know how it turns out.

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    Are you trying to sand it by hand? If yes, you'll probably need an electric sander and Coarse grade sandpaper.

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    What shelves are you talking about , book case, kitchen cabinet . Were the shelves painted over melamine?

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    My advice: Burn the place down and buy a new house.

    Then again I know NOTHING about renovations so....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GentlemanJon View Post
    My advice: Burn the place down and buy a new house.

    Then again I know NOTHING about renovations so....
    tenant , yet again may be doing his landlord a favour..

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    Upon reading more in depth it seems like an easy problem to fix. Check your pms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manJon View Post
    My advice: Burn the place down and buy a new house.

    Then again I know NOTHING about renovations so....
    Me and taylor have bern saying that ALL DAY lol
    fix it with fire

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    Its a kitchen cabinet and old apartment so I'm afraid there might be led in the paint for the paint primer. Also how toxic is it? I have a small dog..
    also will I have to take it off the wall?

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    Hi empty your pm box .. Thanks... Neighbour.i figured that..

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    I'd worry more about sanding lead paint ,for dust particles.
    More work taking it off the wall. this is probably a built in unit ,and not suspended cabinet.

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    Anytime you strip wood and then want to re-paint you must put a coat of primer on the wood first, the final paint will not adhere to wood without the primer and the finish will look terrible. The bulk of a great re-finishing job is in the preparation ( the stripping and sanding) if that part is done with care the end result (even done by a DIY'er) will look amazing.
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