Kim hoffman
Kim hoffman
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Asked on Feb 9, 2013

I would like to paint my kitchen chairs black. Do I need to sand them or just use a primer to cover the urethene wood?

Jan Keel-BradleyThe Robin's NestCC
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I would like to paint my brown kitchen chairs black. Do I need to sand them to roughthem up or just use a paint with a primer in it?
6 answers
  • IMO, you definitely need to clean them with something like TSP (its in the painting area of most places) & lightly sanding them rarely is a bad idea - just don't forget to get the dust off with a tack cloth. As for paint choices, I will have to leave that to someone else

  • Taunnie
    on Feb 10, 2013

    I agree with SLS Construction. But...if you want a chippy, rustic look you can clean the chairs and then paint them with a chalk paint. Finish the chalk paint with a couple coats of soft or paste wax.

  • Jeanette S
    on Feb 10, 2013

    Thanks for the comments...I want to paint some dining chairs just as soon as I figure out what color! SLS, thanks for the tips...I added them to my "DON'T FORGET" folder I set up this AM!

  • CC
    on Feb 10, 2013

    You can also use milk paint, no sanding or priming needed. If you don't want the chipping add a bonding agent.

  • The Robin's Nest
    on Feb 10, 2013

    I just painted a china cabinet and a table and chairs for my shop in pitch black milk paint, (I added the bonding agent, since these will get lots of hands on wear and tear). I finished it with tung oil. I did not sand or prime. Milk Paint (and/or chalkpaint) is a very easy paint to use. Of course, if you don't have access to MP or CP, then regular latex paint would work fine. In this case, I'd clean them, and then use a primer (I like Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3, be sure to get the one that says no sanding required, Home Dep. or Lowes even Walmart usually carry it.

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  • Jan Keel-Bradley
    on May 18, 2013

    Check out: http://cabinets.rustoleumtransformations.com/ This product is awesome! Simple to use and includes everything you need to get the job done. I've used it several times with great success each time. Go for it!

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