Painting over an old dresser

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Does the finish need to be stripped or sanded before it can be painted?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 21, 2016
    That depends on what paint you are using.

  • Juanita Hartle Juanita Hartle on Nov 21, 2016
    I think we will use an adhering primer, then paint and then a poly coat over that.

    • Johnchip Johnchip on Nov 21, 2016
      I would still first clean it using a steel wool type pad to deep clean and help rough it up a bit.

  • William William on Nov 21, 2016
    Lightly sand to remove any shine and roughen the surface for paint. Prime with KILZ, BIN, or Zinsser primer. Then paint with your color. Use a foam roller to get a smooth finish and a brush for any details.

  • Jan Jan on Nov 22, 2016
    I've never done it. But I read if you use chalk paint, you don't have to prep first. Might Google that to find out more info.