Asked on May 2, 2017

How do I paint varnished cane furniture?

Kel12841846One8414992Janey B.


I have a varnished cane dining setting with lots of small fiddly bits I paint, can I do this without sanding it?
q how do i paint varnished cane furniture
5 answers
  • Donna Albrecht
    on May 2, 2017

    A light sanding is always best. But my first question is why would you want to paint such a beautiful chair? Why not just put fresh varnish stain on it.
  • Nea17968909
    on May 2, 2017

    Roughly sand the piece down, so the paint can adhere to it.
  • Janey B.
    on May 2, 2017

    a rough sanding and spray paint it. They make spray paint for everything now.
  • One8414992
    on May 2, 2017

    Spray Paint..Scrub down first, let dry then spray.....

  • Kel12841846
    on May 2, 2017

    Ask the guy at Home Depot or Lowe's for the liquid sander. You wipe it over the varnished surface and it removes the shine and the surface, in theory, is ready to accept paint. Spray paint is the way to go. You might increase your chances of success by first spraying the chair with KILZ primer. Good luck!
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