Asked on Aug 17, 2019

How can I paint over any type of finish on wood?

WilliamSandy S.Lifestyles Homes


6 answers
  • C. D. Scallan
    on Aug 17, 2019

    Chalk paint

  • Depending on the finish, you may want to use primer, especially if you are using a light color of paint.

  • Joye R. Foster
    on Aug 17, 2019

    Clean well, let dry, prime, and then paint.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Aug 17, 2019

    “Any” is too big of a category.

    How do you expect it to perform? As in a kitchen or bathroom gets a ton of abuse and they must be cleanable.

    What condition is the surface in now?

    How valuable is the piece?

    Think twice before painting over something that has a resale value three times better if it were refurbished in a period-appropriate finish!

  • Sandy S.
    on Aug 17, 2019

    I’d ask at a reputable paint store. Possibly something like BIN or a similar product? Zinsser makes a couple of products which I have used.

  • William
    on Aug 18, 2019

    Kilz primer. You may need to lightly sand to remove any shine.

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