Miss O Restoration - Cabinet and Backbox

Scanning The Original Art

First step was to scan sections (A4 size) of the artwork through Photoshop and files saved as psd files - I used a flatbed scanner with the lid removed.
They were then edited in photoshop and printed on A4 Self Adhesive Photo Paper.

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Using grease proof paper, trace the artwork onto it. This is used to align the artwork onto the cab later.

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Cabinet Preparation

Next task was to remove the paint.

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Removed all existing paint with paint stripper. Sanded back and repaired all dents, dings in wood ( I only use builders blog for major wood repairs - found it takes too long to dry and does'nt stick to the wood too good. I prefer to use Topcoat Gyprock filler - dries quick, relatively hard and easy to sand ). Applied 2 coats of primer / sealer / u/coat ( I used Taubmans 3 in 1 ) with a paint roller, then lightly fine sand. Next applied the White - 2 coats with paint roller ( I use Aqua Enamel - Dulux Antique white USA )  Paint info can be found here.

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Applying The Stencils

Cut out and layed the printed scanned art ( A4 print paper ) over the cab / backbox and drew it onto the painted cab / backbox using a lead pencil ( This can be easily removed with a standard pencil eraser ).The grease proof paper tracing is now used for aligning the artwork

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Cut out the printed self adhesive paper and used for masking
Applied Undercoat to edges to reduce paint bleed

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Light Blue was applied by Roller. Left for 48 hrs to completely dry

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Masked off, then Dark Blue was applied by Roller.

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Paintwork Completed


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