• Hometalker
  • Durham, NC
Asked on May 18, 2019

How to prepare acrylic varnished wood to paint?

Lauren of Mom Home GuideJillyWise Little Owl Furniture


4 answers
  • Mad29883817
    on May 19, 2019

    1. Clean the trim with general-purpose household cleaner. ...
    2. Sand the trim with a 180-grit sanding sponge or sandpaper. ...
    3. Remove all sanding dust. ...
    4. Apply stain-blocking primer to the trim. ...
    5. Allow the primer to dry, following the primer manufacturer's recommendations. ...
    6. Paint the trim with a water-based or oil-based paint.

    • Jilly
      on May 19, 2019

      Thanks so much for the information! I just started scuffing and sanding.

  • Wise Little Owl Furniture
    on May 19, 2019

    I would scuff it up with sand paper, wipe it down and then paint with chalk paint. I like a self-sealing kind, so top coat is optional.

  • Jilly
    on May 19, 2019

    Chalk paint... I would have never thought of that!! Thank you!!

  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide
    on May 19, 2019

    I agree with Wise Little Owl Furniture. I’d also clean the surface with general purpose cleaner before sanding and painting.

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