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Message started by Sally smith on Feb 3rd, 2017, 4:31pm

Title: Painting furniture
Post by Sally smith on Feb 3rd, 2017, 4:31pm

I have just sanded down a dresser, not all to bare wood but just to provide a key to the surface. The bare wood im going to wax. The other sanded areas i want to gloss. Do i have to use a wood primer? It still has the old wood stain on it though its been sanded.

Title: Re: Painting furniture
Post by woodsmith on Feb 4th, 2017, 8:49am

I'm not quite sure what you are trying to do. If you are trying to create a distressed shabby chic look then you would be better off using a chalk paint rather than gloss. If you want to paint gloss paint onto sanded varnish then gloss will normally go straight on but If the furniture has been waxed then there may be some residue which would resist paint. If you want to be on the safe side you could prime it with a coat of Zinsser BIN which is a special type of primer sealer which will stick to almost anything.

I hope that helps

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