As I mentioned in yesterdays post we now have a clawfoot tub to replace the one stolen when this house was in foreclosure before we bought it. Of course that means more 'projects' and one of those projects is to restore the feet for our clawfoot tub.
These has been painted multiple times but were also a little pitted from moisture so after a good stripping with a orange based non toxic stripper we then use a dremel tool to grind any paint off that was left and to remove any burrs or scratches in the Nickel. Yes that are nickle plate and while that would have been nice they just were not good enough finish wise to use and having them replated would be cost prohibitive. So we determined to keep with the classic motiff and paint/gild them.