Wood, metal or plastic furniture?
To restain, I use gel stain to avoid stripping. Works great if you're going with the same color or darker.
To paint, I use oil based primer like Kilz and any latex paint in my desired color.
Hi Jim. I'm Cindy. Murphy's Oil Soap. The soap will clean the surface and the oil will condition the wood. After that, you can sand, stain or paint. Best wishes.
Hi Jim, are you looking to restain wood furniture?
If you know what kind of finish exists and its a poly —>a Minwax product Polyshades can save time and effort by not requiring sanding and stripping. It might be something to consider.
Minwax® PolyShades® enhances wood grain by combining beautiful rich stain color and long-lasting polyurethane protection in one easy step. It can also be used over polyurethane finishes, so you can change the color of your finished wood, without removing the existing finish.