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Old 08-28-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I recently purchased a black dresser but the paint job is horrible. You can see from the attached photos that there is a section of unpainted wood between two pieces. I asked for a replacement dresser, but the second was worse than the first! So, I decided to go ahead and try and paint the area. I figure it will not look good if I just get black paint and start painting away... any recommendations as to how to go about this? Finishes? Oils? Brush or just dab the area?

Any advice would be appreciated.
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I would try a stain pencil first, attempting to paint that dresser will surely end up a mess, unless of course you have all the right equipment.

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I have no idea what you paid for the piece, but that is UNACCEPTABLE!! The fingerjoint even if touched up will show. If this is a new piece, Please take it back and find a decent piece of furniture or find a garage sale piece that you can paint black for a reasonable cost. Do not allow the seller to get away with selling seconds, unless you are paying seconds prices. If this one is better than the first, I would hate to see the first, but then again maybe the first did not have a blemish that was so up front and center. I truly feel you will not be happy with a touch up since it will show as do all touch-ups against a factory finish. Take it back. Cant tell I hate to see this happen to people, can you.
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Thanks for the replies, both of you.

Yeah, I was very disappointed when I received the dresser. I am almost willing to send it back for a full refund, however, if he gives me a substantial discount, then I'm willing to try and fix the imperfection myself... hence, the posting on this forum.
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Any touch up you do you will see for YEARS. The discount should be atleast 75% to deal with that. Please think about, if the front face is so bad, what might be the rest of the construction??????????? Will it give you years of use before falling apart. If they are willing to sell that type of goods as firsts, please BEWARE. There are sooooo many manufacturers that are looking to sell right now, first class goods, not second, upon seconds. Shop wisely, get something that you do not have to paint yourself to feel good about it if it was new. Again I will stress about the fingerjoint breaking apart in the front, that is a sign that the piece is not made very well. Granted, you may get a discount, but you will not get what you really want if you think about it.
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a little shoe polish then lightly buff it in .then hypnotize your self so that you'll never look at that spot
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Not when you are paying good money for something new!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thanks for the responses...

I've called to have the dresser returned. Consider this topic done, but I appreciate the community input!
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Good for you Girl!!!! Oh No, it is shopping time again. I hope that you are comfortable with the decision. I feel you made the right choice

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a little shoe polish then lightly buff it in .then hypnotize your self so that you'll never look at that spot
That's it. but, I agree with Mickey about the unacceptability of a piece with that type of defect. How that got out of a factory is beyond me. Mickey, how do you know kwazimoto is a girl? Just curious.
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That's it. but, I agree with Mickey about the unacceptability of a piece with that type of defect. How that got out of a factory is beyond me. Mickey, how do you know kwazimoto is a girl? Just curious.

Joe, you are totally correct!! I have no idea if Kwaz is male or female, just hoping, you know how us girls like to shop.

Sorry Kwazimoto if you are a gentleman, still goes, good choice on returning the chest and lets go shopping!!!!!!!

I promise Joe, I will not make that mistake again, lol.
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haha - no worries. i'm a male... and for a moment, i thought - hmmm... did my choice in furniture make me appear a female? haha!

again, thanks for the input on the dresser. =)
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Very handsome, manly looking chest you HAD there. To bad the mfr was so lax on their quality control. You have great taste Sir.
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Too late now but that is a defective piece of furniture...no two ways about it. The defect is a stressed "finger-joint" probably from lifting on the piece to move it. My guess is that particular piece of stock didn't get glued properly way back when the wood was being assembled. Then repeated lifting stressed to finish. It is not a homeowner fix, and that is not a first-rate piece of furniture and should not be sold as one if it was.
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Joe, you are totally correct!! I have no idea if Kwaz is male or female, just hoping, you know how us girls like to shop.

Sorry Kwazimoto if you are a gentleman, still goes, good choice on returning the chest and lets go shopping!!!!!!!

I promise Joe, I will not make that mistake again, lol.
I made that statement,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, more than a few times

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