Domino cleanup and restoration (Introduction)
After years of use your dominoes may not look as vibrant as they did when you first took them out of the shrink wrap. Recently I had a set come in for re-painting after someone tried to clean them with a bit of intensity. They called because they went a little too far and did not know what to do next.
The result was that paint that was on them either chipped or came off completely while still leaving a fair amount of the dirt on the faces.
In the next few blog posts, I hope to take you through the steps that I used to get from the left picture to the right picture.
Basic summary of the steps:
1) Clean the surfaces and scrape off any flecking paint since this allows for a clean surface for new paint to adhere to.
2) Sanding and smoothing. This set did not require sanding or smoothing since there were no chips or deep scratches.
Disclaimer: I use no harsh products or detergents in this cleanup process. However I cannot take any responsibility if you damage your dominoes. Please take care in this process and do not do anything you think might permanently harm your dominoes.