The outside of the tool chest is finally complete. After I sanded down the red paint, I finished the box with a couple coats of Semi-Gloss Black. The paint I used for the chest is RustOleum Painters Touch. I used their primer, the country red, and finished with the semi-gloss black. Now, for those that are interested in this paint there are a few things you should know.
First, never buy the 2x coverage version of this paint. It is really thick and you are almost guaranteed to have brush strokes in you final finish. I have never liked paints that promise coverage on the first coat. Why? Because they are always supper thick, which is OK for painting the outside of a house, but not good for painting furniture.
Second, it is really cheap and goes on well. I really like this paint for projects that require a painted finish.
After giving the paint 12hrs (it really only needs 4) to dry, I applied a coat of wax. For wax I like to use Trewax Paste Wax Clear. It contains Brazilian Carnauba wax, also known as just carnauba wax or palm wax. It is great for hardwood floors because when it dries it is very hard and durable. So, I guess it is really nice for tool chest too. Actually, I like to use it on any painted project for protection and water resistance. This is also the wax I use on all of my power and hand tools. Just make sure you have one can for furniture and one for your tools. The one for tools will undoutably get contaminated with oil from your machines.
Both the wax and the paint can be found at your local big box stores. I actually buy mine locally, but I am special.
So now that the painting and waxing is done I can finally start affixing the hardware and work on the three drawers, saw till, and other miscellaneous parts that make up the inside of the tool chest.
Stay tuned for future videos covering all of these processes.