Christina H
Christina H
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  • Manteno, IL
Asked on Apr 17, 2012

I need to get a refreshers course on proper painting newly made wood furniture.

Peace Painting Co., Inc.3po3

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I make my own accent furniture ...I can't just jump right in in start painting can I? Do I have to sand even if it's bare?
2 answers
  • 3po3
    on Apr 17, 2012

    It seems like you will be happier with the end product if you sand, then wipe it down thoroughly, then prime and paint.

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Apr 17, 2012

    That's right, a light sand up front is easy and effective. Oil base primer will give you the smoothest surface after sanding but is more hassle to use than latex. As well, oil-base finish paint will give you the hardest and smoothest finish but takes longer to dry, has more vapors, must be cleaned up with thinner, etc. CP

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