help for a amateur

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cimerio
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help for a amateur

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Hello, everybody.
Recently, I acquired the wood piece below, a support for paints and brushes (aquarelle).

Even for a so crude function, I'd like to improve the appearance of that. But I don't know what to do or how to do (what sand paper, what product). Can you give me some ideas for a refinishing or point me a link for a tutorial?

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Sand all surfaces with a 120 grit paper, and vacuum up dust. Get a new foam brush and buy a product called SealCoat. using a foam brush apply to all surfaces. If a spot looks dry, leave it alone. Sealcoat dries very quickly. Wait an hour and sand all surfaces again with a 120 grit paper, and vacuum up dust.

Rub a damp cloth over a small area. This will show you what the color will be if just applying a clear finish. If you want a different shade, buy a Gel stain. Apply according to directions on can. Let dry 24 hours. Apply another coat of Sealcoat, let dry and sand all surfaces again with a 120 grit paper, and vacuum up dust. Then apply with clear coat of product and sheen of your choosing
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Re: help for a amateur

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thanks, Bob.
I will try. Can I sand manually? I don't have a electric tool for that. I wonder if is it very improdutive.
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