Asked on Jul 11, 2018

How to refinish furniture?

VimarhonorCindyJoy Elizabeth


5 answers
  • Dysko7710
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Hi Jim, are you wanting to stain it or paint it? To stain, you will have to remove any varnish (a product called Citristrip works really well for this), then clean and sand down well. To paint, you will need to rough up the surface with sanding and either use chalk paint, milk paint or mineral fusion paint (no priming needed), or use a good gripping primer for other paints.
  • Mogie
    on Jul 12, 2018

    Wood, metal or plastic furniture?

  • Joy Elizabeth
    on Jul 12, 2018

    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.

  • Cindy
    on Jul 12, 2018

    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.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jul 12, 2018

    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.

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