Asked on May 16, 2019

How do I paint an oak curio cabinet (partial wood) black?

Lora BloomquistWilliamKelli L. Milligan

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3 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on May 16, 2019

    Use oil based paint with a brush.

    • Kelli L. Milligan
      on May 16, 2019

      As a furniture maker, I prefer oil over latex, better for the wood and holds up better. More consistent with furniture finishes. I work in a different realm of quality.

      Plus it doesn't need a top coat or sealer.

  • William
    on May 16, 2019

    No need to use oil based paint. I always use acrylic latex paint. Even mix my own custom colors. Lightly sand with 220 grit sandpaper to remove any shine. Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Prime with Kilz primer. Then paint your color. Seal with three coats of a water based polyurethane.

  • Lora Bloomquist
    on May 16, 2019

    Take off the doors and any hardware. Sand with 100 grit sandpaper to rough up surface a little. Wipe down with vinegar and hot water; dry thoroughly. If you don't want to prime, use a chalk paint product (several coats) and seal with wax or polyurethane.

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