How should I prep my bureau and dresser to be painted?

I am attempting to paint bureau and a dresser. What kind of preparing if any needs to be done?? The wood and surfaces are in pretty good shape except for some shallow scratches from moving.

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  • Deb K Deb K on Jul 01, 2018
    Just make sure it's clean and prime it first

  • Diane Diane on Jul 01, 2018
    I would just sand it down lightly, wipe with dry cloth and paint. That is how I have always done mine.

  • Mindy D. Mindy D. on Jul 01, 2018
    Lightly sand. Using a tack cloth or damp rag to wipe off the saw dust, then viola! PAINT!

  • Debi53 Debi53 on Jul 01, 2018
    Be sure to use a high quality primer before painting.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 01, 2018
    If the wood is stained you have to seal it first or it will bleed thru. I use bulls eye Clear Shellac spray as the sealer on the furniture before painting. No sanding needed.