My wife wants new bedroom furniture for my son. Now that he's a little older, the white furniture he currently has is a little dinged up and it makes sense to replace it with something that will hide a little more of the abuse that a 4 year old will be putting it through.
Rather than spring for all new furniture, I thought it would be easy (read: cheap) enough to sand the existing furniture and re-paint. I currently own the ETS 125 EQ, and was hoping that with the right combination of abrasive line and grit I would be able to get it done.
My immediate question is, can I even do this with the 125? I've done some research and it seems that most people attempting this kind of job do paint removal with something like the RO90 and then all the finish and in-between sanding with the 125. I understand that it might take me longer, but since this is a hobby and not a paying job, I'm ok with it taking a little longer for this one off project.
Assuming it is possible with the 125, what abrasives/grit will get it done? Most of the recommendations I had come across involved some combination of cristal and brilliant, but those no longer exist and it looks like the choices are now some progression of granat or saphir p80 and then granat. Any recommendations?
The current paint job is what you would see on nice painted furniture/cabinets, I'm guessing some kind of water-based pigmented laquer with a clear coat on top.
I plan on re-coating the furniture using my HVLP system and a primer (hsf5000) then tinted laquer (em6500) and maybe a urethane final coat (em9300) from target coatings.
Since the primer will be white and the furniture is already white, maybe I'm overthinking this and don't need to be so aggressive as to sand with 80, but instead just rough up the existing finish with something like 120/150 to let the primer have something to stick to.
I'm open to all suggestions since there are plenty of people on the forum with better ideas and more experience than I have with this type of thing.