Can you paint over black lacquer bedroom furniture?

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  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Jun 01, 2017
    If anything would work on that, it would be chalk paint. It is designed to adhere to high gloss finishes so you don't have to sand. You might want to get a small container and test it out first, but I bet it would work!

  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on Jun 01, 2017
    Absolutely. Use either a paint deglosser and a primer or Kilz Adhesion Primer, then you are ready to paint.

  • William William on Jun 01, 2017
    Don't use a deglosser. It will melt the lacquer finish and leave a sticky rough surface. Its good for deglossing paint finishes, You need to sand to remove the gloss and roughen the surface for paint. Prime with a stain blocking primer like Zinsser 123 or BIN then paint with your color.

  • Kendra Kendra on Jun 01, 2017
    Thank you I will try that!!

  • SLO SLO on Jun 01, 2017
    Ditto William

  • Kendra Kendra on Jun 01, 2017
    Thank you

  • KEYstl KEYstl on Nov 06, 2020

    kendra, how did your project turn out? I have black lacquer Henredon set and want to refurb to something more modern.