The white area is from water damage not paint.
Should I re-hydrate wood before I paint?
I purchased a severely damaged cedar chest and I'd like to paint the exterior. The interior is is pretty good shape and I think sanding it will bring back the cedar smell. The outside is extremely dry and looks like it was sitting in the rain.
The white isn't paint, it's water damage. I'm wondering if I should use oil or something to moisturize the wood before I paint it or will that make the paint not adhere properly? I plan to sand it but not sure if that's enough.
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Does having a paint over a popcorn ceiling change how I'd remove the popcorn ceiling?
How do I refinish a wood lateral file cabinet?
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How can I update our cherry wood bedroom furniture without painting?
We have a cherry bedroom suite (from the 90’s- it was high end at that time so don’t judge) that I would like to bring up to date. I really can’t stand the thou... See more
How do I refinish a laminate/faux wood kitchen table?
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Should I paint my Ethan Allen furniture if I want to sell it?
I just bought this Ethan Allen dresser for $50. Clearly, there needs to be some work done to it. I dont know if I should paint it black with furniture paint and repla... See more
Prime and paint.if you use linseed oil (not natural to cedar), you are possibly asking for fisheye which will require another few steps to eliminate. In the past we have primed with a high quality primer and then followed up with good quality paint. This has worked well for us for over 30 years.
Do not try to rehydrate with anything. Paint will not adhere or last. Just sand it smooth, prime with Kilz, and paint your color. It may take two+ coats of primer if it's real dry. Seal with at least three coats of a water based polyurethane. I like Minwax products.