It should be cleaned and lightly sanded then chalk painted.
Scuff with fine steel wool. Clean with denatured alcohol. Prime and paint.
I would dust, sand it down lightly, prime (2 coats), paint 2 coats and then add a varnish to protect and lightly wax it.
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Fusion mineral paint! The colors are so good too.