Peggy
Peggy
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Asked on Jul 11, 2018

To prime or not to prime...that’s my question.

Jennifer Weber FergusonDysko7710Geeswonderland
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I have an old buffet that belonged to my mom. It’s a nice , well-made piece of furniture. I want to paint it with chalk paint but I don’t want it to have any distressed look. I’m hoping for a smooth, shiny finish and I’m not quite sure if a primer will help to achieve that look. Also, would wax be the way to go for the finish?

6 answers
  • Boh33773891
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Using a primer is a good idea, especially if the piece of furniture is dark wood. Sand first, second, use a primer
  • Boh33773891
    on Jul 11, 2018

    then
  • Boh33773891
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Use a paint. It doesn't really matter what type you use. I would go with clear varnish (polyurathane) it give a more sturdy long lasting finish.
  • Geeswonderland
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Unless there's roughness on the wood you shouldn't need to sand before using chalk paint.. Idk how you'd get it shiny though, chalk paint is more matte looking, maybe waxing after painting!?

  • Dysko7710
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Hi! Using chalk paint will not give you a smooth, shiny finish unfortunately, it will give a matte chalky look. You are better off using a good gripping primer and then a regular latex paint to get a smoother finish.
  • Jennifer Weber Ferguson
    on Jul 17, 2018

    I'm old school with Prep - I always sand first no matter what paint I plan to use. You can check out my website for some videos - Artisticpaintingstudio

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