IKEA Hemnes Bridge Refinishing (Part I)

A customer recently asked if I could sand and strip a black/brown IKEA Hemnes Bridging Shelf and stain it to match her existing grey/brown IKEA Hemnes collection.

Below are photos of the sanding and paint stripping process, which took 3.5 hrs due to the thick factory  coating. The required tools are as follows:

  • 5″ orbital sander w/ 40, 80 and 120 grit sanding disks
  • Coarse steel wool
  • Oil-based paint stripper
  • Scrapper or 5-in-1
  • Dremel with  sanding attachments for corners and fine edges
  • Sanding block