If There’s a Drip in your Clear Coat…

If you have a drip in your clear coat, you are going to want to sand it out.

Do you see it??

If you go to sand it out you will make the surrounding areas uneven, so you’ll want to go ahead and sand the entire section.

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Now you totally see it, right???

If you sand the entire section, you are down to bare wood, you are going to need a primer.

Once its primed, you are going to put on a new coat of paint.

Your new paint is drying too slow, so you’ll try to speed it up with a heat gun.

That’s the culprit right there

The heat gun will singe the trim on your chair, that was already completed…except for a drip in the clear coat.

You’ll apply a new clear coat that begins to run again, so you scrape it back off and sand down again, impatience never pays off.

You apply your primer and paint again, this time waiting patiently for dry time. You’ll organize and label all your transfers while you wait.

So organized!

You tip the chair up, to apply a new second coat, ever so perfectly on your newly painted surface. The chair slips and falls backwards on the floor.

Instead of just a drip in the clear coat, the fall has now created a crack in the back of your vintage wooden chair.

You get the wood glue out. 4 clamps later, the back is reassembled.

Your second coat is dry, so you can finally apply a new clear coat, full of panic, you brush it on.

The singed spot on the trim needs some dry brushing to camouflage the burn, drop cloth to the rescue.

No drip!

2 hours later, your chair is clamped, your transfers are organized and you have 6 brushes to wash.


Thank goodness I’m keeping this one!


  1. Oh Brandy…..that made me tired just reading it! Bless your perfectionist heart! It looks beautiful!

  2. Was it a “Monday morning?” Or maybe “Early Friday the 13th” or …no… just “a brain moving slower than the hand” day. Now “that” I get. You are so entertaining and genuine. You have inspired and mentored me through your painting and life moments captured on video. Thank you so much.
    Terry from Alberta Canada.

  3. Thanks for this Brandy. It’s good to know I’m not the only one who gets stuck in these situations.

  4. Poor Brandy! That was kind of funny thought. At least i’m not the only one that crap happens to just with 1 piece. I thought about you and your family with all the fires and power outs going on. I hope you and your boys (including Sean there) are safe and ok.

  5. I was so stressed just reading your post. I don’t even drink but if this had been me I might have started. Love the chair by the way

  6. So much stress but a testament to your skills and desire to make each piece as perfect as it can be. Beautiful outcome I have chairs in the same fabric. Love it!

  7. Ok, my heart went out to you, but I might have giggled as well.☺️ I love how you bring fun into learning!

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