Here are 5 Ways To Paint Furniture Without Sanding : USE A MINERAL PAINT. Mineral paint is very similar to chalk style paints in that no prep or prime is required. USE MILK PAINT + BONDING AGENT. As I already mentioned, the antique desk in this post was not prep- sanded . USE A BONDING PRIMER. USE A LIQUID SANDER /DEGLOSSER.
The good news is that painting over varnished wood is possible using either oil or water-based paints. The answer is no, you cannot whitewash over a pre-existing finish as the original stain or finish will create a barrier, and the whitewash will not be able to penetrate to the wood .
Scuff the painted or stained surface with 180-grit sandpaper. Don’t sand deeply; roughing up the surface increases whitewash adhesion. Wipe off sanding dust or dry the wall, according to the treatment, unless using whitewash . A damp surface helps lime-based whitewash stick better.
Stripping is Faster and Often Safer. It’s almost always better to strip than to sand . To begin with, except in cases where the old finish is flaking off, it’s a lot more work to sand than to strip using a paint-and-varnish remover.
Step 1: Mix Whitewash We recommend a water and paint mixture. It’s super easy to mix and apply, and it’s budget-friendly. Mix white, latex paint with water in a 1:1 ratio, which will give you a nice, transparent look. Test on a scrap piece of wood or an inconspicuous area, then adjust the ratio to your liking.
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.
Seal the whitewashed furniture (Optional) . After the whitewashing is completely dried, apply a clear water-based sealant over the surface. This will protect the whitewash job and allow it to look fresh and new for a long time. Most sealants can be applied using a brush or even a lint free sponge.
As with any painted furniture project, we always recommend applying a topcoat to protect your piece. A simple polyurethane clear coat will cover and protect the surface of the wood . You can also use wax or tung oil if you’d like.
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 .
Prepare Your Space. Start by laying down drop cloths and preparing the area. Sand and Clean the Piece. Sand the surface of the piece. Paint the Piece. Apply Wax and Top Layer of Paint (Optional) Distress the Piece with Sandpaper and Steel Wool. Apply a Stain (Optional) Protect the Finished Piece with Polyurethane.
Stain Brush a coat of chemical stripper onto the whitewashed wood. Scrape the softened finish off the wood with a flat stick. Sand the whitewashed wood vigorously, parallel to the grain pattern until the whitewash is reduced to a faint tint. Dip a staining sponge into an open can of the stain.