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Rosewood is a wood that has a high oil content. You would have to remove all of the old finish and then wipe it down with acetone or lacquer thinner. Prime it and then paint it. It is a shame to cover up rosewood.
The Rosewood furniture is lovely....one of my favorites. Hopefully this will help you!
Rosewood is an expensive and beautiful wood. High quality furniture and guitars. I would not paint it. But if you must....lightly sand to remove and gloss. Prime with Kilz primer then paint. Seal with three coats of a water based polyurethane.
Lacquer is used on guitars and quality furniture. You would need to remove any old lacquer. Sanding is a no no. Use a lacquer stripper then just lightly sand. Wipe off with mineral spirits. You don't want to harm the quality of the wood. Then use a spray clear lacquer. Several light coats will give you a smooth finish.