Asked on Aug 21, 2019

How can I refinish an old dresser with a veneer front?

Lifestyles HomesMeganKathy DeStafino


4 answers
  • Kathy DeStafino
    on Aug 21, 2019

    If the veneer is in good shape and you don't want to remove, scuff with steel wool and clean with denatured alcohol for painting. Then prime & paint.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Aug 21, 2019

    Do you want to paint it, or keep it it’s beautiful original finish?

  • Megan
    on Aug 22, 2019

    General Finishes Gel stain is great if you're wanting to keep the original wood look (no sanding required). OR you can easily paint with chalk paint. (Also, no sanding required. :)

    Here is a post on how to paint old furniture

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Aug 28, 2019

    You will need to strip off the old finish, and sand with the grain, after all the residue from the stripper has been thoroughly cleaned off.

    Any veneer repairs need to be done then.

    This is much easier to watch with YouTube videos, of which there are literally hundreds and hundreds of them. Look around for one that suits your particular level of furniture and your skill as well as you tools.

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