How do I paint varnished cane furniture?

by Suz13955728
I have a varnished cane dining setting with lots of small fiddly bits I paint, can I do this without sanding it?
how do i paint varnished cane furniture
  5 answers
  • Donna Albrecht Donna Albrecht on May 02, 2017

    A light sanding is always best. But my first question is why would you want to paint such a beautiful chair? Why not just put fresh varnish stain on it.

  • Nea17968909 Nea17968909 on May 02, 2017

    Roughly sand the piece down, so the paint can adhere to it.

  • Janey B. Janey B. on May 02, 2017

    a rough sanding and spray paint it. They make spray paint for everything now.

  • One8414992 One8414992 on May 02, 2017
    Spray Paint..Scrub down first, let dry then spray.....
  • Kel12841846 Kel12841846 on May 02, 2017

    Ask the guy at Home Depot or Lowe's for the liquid sander. You wipe it over the varnished surface and it removes the shine and the surface, in theory, is ready to accept paint. Spray paint is the way to go. You might increase your chances of success by first spraying the chair with KILZ primer. Good luck!