How do I spray paint wood furniture, do I need a primer?

  7 answers
  • Gk Gk on Oct 06, 2018

    Using a primer first will help your paint stick to the wood.

  • Kathe Kathe on Oct 06, 2018

    Chalk paint doesn't need primer

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    • Kathe Kathe on Oct 09, 2018

      What cabinet paint? I used Benjamin Moore on my cabinets but still needed 2 coats.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Oct 06, 2018

    It's always best to use a primer. Especially on wood as it prevents any wood color from leaking through like mahogany wood. Primer allows paint to adhere better.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Oct 06, 2018

    Take a good photo to the paint department of the home improvement store and ask them what will work for you. They have the best selection, the most up-to-date materials and most important, the most informative sales staff to get you what you need for a professional job.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Oct 06, 2018

    Thomas: while it's not spray paint, this product is easy to use and you won't have drips like spray paint. ...and you do NOT need a primer!

  • Hi Thomas,

    Painting with Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint does not need a primer. The only time we recommend putting a primer on is if there is a slippery surface such as tile, glass, slippery laminate etc... We have what we like to call a Problem Solver called Slick Stick.

    If you have just a regular wood piece of furniture or kitchen cabinet then no you do not have to prime. Just clean well with either our Dixie Belle White Lightning or any other degreaser type of solution. Then start painting!

    Teri - If you ever need help or have any questions you can feel free to call us at 813-909-1962 during business hours. We have a full staff here eager to help you!

    We have a Facebook page and group that is awesome and can give you loads of ideas and very talented people that can give you advice. Here are the links if you are interested.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jul 24, 2021

    Hi Thomas, you'll only need a primer if your wood is still fresh, which will cause bleed through or if it's been varnished.