Connie Alvarez
Connie Alvarez
  • Hometalker
  • Beverly, NJ
Asked on May 22, 2017

Do I always have to sand off old paint before repainting a wooden pie

WilliamJanet Pizaro


I have arthritis and Fibromyalgia so using tools and gripping something can be difficult.Also have chemical sensitivity. Yes...I'm a hot mess LOL! Love, love, love Hometalk!
2 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 22, 2017

    I feel your pain ,I have that and a then some. Try using Citristrip a safe non-toxic paint remover.
  • William
    on May 22, 2017

    I can feel for you. Both my ex and daughter have Fibromyalgia and other maladies contributed to it. You don't need to strip or sand off the finish if you plan to paint. You can use a kitchen scrubbie just to remove any gloss and roughen the surface for paint. Prime with a stain blocking prime, then paint with your color.
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