DIY Tanker Desk refinished top This desk was so disgusting... the rubber top was so damaged (full of deep cuts, grease & grime, gum...). Here's what I did to refinish the top: 1) I peeled the old rubber off 2) Coated the bare metal with Rustoleum primer (2 coats, just to be safe) 3) 2 coats of light turquoise latex paint 4) After it dried, I poured a bartop epoxy over the whole thing! I now have a usable, shiny new desk top - in the color of my choice! :)

DIY Tanker Desk refinished top This desk was so disgusting... the rubber top was so damaged (full of deep cuts, grease & grime, gum...). Here's what I did to refinish the top: 1) I peeled the old rubber off 2) Coated the bare metal with Rustoleum primer (2 coats, just to be safe) 3) 2 coats of light turquoise latex paint 4) After it dried, I poured a bartop epoxy over the whole thing! I now have a usable, shiny new desk top - in the color of my choice! :)

Katherine Paige Creates: vintage steel tanker desk…completed.   Love this color idea!

Katherine Paige Creates: vintage steel tanker desk…completed. Love this color idea!

Desk of my dreams: A restored '50s Steel Tanker Desk

Classic Steel Tanker Desk

Image of Mid-Century Tanker Desk

Mid-Century Tanker Desk

Image of Mid-Century Tanker Desk

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