Can you paint over varnished wood without sanding ? Yes. There are a few ways to do this, but we choose to use an oil based primer to prepare our varnished wood for new paint . The oil based primer will stick to varnished or sealed wood .
Never attempt to paint an existing wood surface without preparing its surface. Applying a direct coat of paint over the old coating will not work and eventually will tend to peel, especially if it has a glossy finish.
For furniture it’s best to use a satin or semigloss finish in either a latex or an oil-based paint . Never leave primer unpainted. If you choose a latex paint , a latex primer is an excellent choice for most uses. It goes on easily and blocks most stains, but it doesn’t have the odor of an oil-based primer.
As it turns out, not only can you spray paint wood without sanding – you can also spray paint pressed wood/particle board (which some parts of this desk were) and even that papery cardboard panel on the back. All of it you guys. Just spray paint ALL of it. Then let it dry and do it again.
When You Can Skip Sanding , Deglossing and Priming If the finish on your furniture isn’t damaged or chipping, it’s flat not shiny and you aren’t painting it a drastically different color, then you may be able to just go ahead and start painting . Before painting though, do make sure the piece is clean.
If you want to paint over gloss with gloss there’s no need to use it. Just give the surface a clean and sand before painting . If you are painting over gloss woodwork with a satin or eggshell finish, you also won’t need to use this primer. Lightly sanding and cleaning will help the new paint adhere.
You can use a primer to thoroughly cover the old color, then apply 1 or 2 coats of the new paint . Paint & primer in one paints are a newer option, which could be ideal for your situation and even shorten the project.
While sanding is not required for every paint project, rough spots on walls, whether they have been previously painted or not, need to be sanded before they are painted to ensure the paint goes on smoothly. For previously painted water-based paint , sand with a fine-grit sandpaper.
As with any paint job, clean the surface well before beginning (and if you’re not sure which method to use, test a few in small patches before committing to the whole job).
HOW TO PAINT FURNITURE Step 1: Prep, prep, prep! First, prep your piece of furniture . Step 2: Sand. Next, sand your furniture and get all of the glossy finish off so that the paint will have a good surface to “grab” onto. Step 3: Prime. After your furniture is dry and dust-free, paint on some primer. Step 4: Sand Again. Step 5: Paint .
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Instructions Evaluate Your Dresser . Remove Hardware and Contents. Sand Existing Finish. Clean the Dresser and Let Dry. Roll on a Coat of Paint . Trim With a Brush. Buff on a Wax Finish. Use Wax To Lubricate Rails.
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Do as many light, thin coats as you need to get the coverage you want . For this project I did about 3 coats and used about 3.5 cans. The dreaded spray paint crinkling!! Way too cold outside and it may have also had some dust on it from our super clean garage.