Will chalk paint cover dark pine stain and poly coat on old washstand?

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  • Zest it Up Zest it Up on Jul 03, 2018
    Chalk paint's claim to fame is that it will adhere to surfaces without sanding. So, you shouldn't have a problem. It will cover a dark stain, but it may take a couple of coats. My only hiccup with chalk paint is that it can become quit textured if used with a brush. You could roll it, but now they are making it in spray can form. That would be my recommendation, along with using one of their sealing coats to protect your work. Best of luck!

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Jul 03, 2018
    if you clean and prepare the surface properly yes, it will be fine; has to be CLEAN, and hopefully blemish free; use a 'deglosser' like Jasco or KrudCutter to 'dull' the shine of the poly -- and give 'tooth' to the surface so that the paint will adhere. Remove all hardware and clean, paint or replace.

  • If you're painting it a light color, you need to seal if first or the pine will bleed yellow through the paint. Use CLEAR shellac with a cheap chip brush. It can be cleaned with ammonia. Two thin coats and you're good. They dry fast.