Do you have to strip or sand furniture before using unicorn spit?

Libby Jones
by Libby Jones
I really hate to strip and sand and just want to slap it on some bookshelves and play with it. Will it work or does it have to be on bare wood? Thanks!
  3 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 17, 2017


  • Shoshana Shoshana on Mar 19, 2017

    For best results I would suggest sanding. It's a bit of a hassle but you'll be happier in the end!

  • Tina Ricketts Minehart Tina Ricketts Minehart on Feb 14, 2019

    No, absolutely not! If you have a piece of furniture with a beautiful wood grain underneath then by all means, sand it down and let that beauty show, but, even if your piece has a beautiful grain and you just don't want to mess with hit than slap a coat of chalk paint(Dixie Bell works nicely) or Valspar, perfectly white, primer and paint in one on it(or any color you choose besides white, just don't skimp here..go primer & paint!!l With the base coat down the Unicorn spirit will have something to grab go to town and experiment! And, remember...a project with Unicorn spit is never ruined...let dry and add more colors on top until you get it to where YOU love it, and make sure you seal with 3-4 coats of an oil based poly.. Unicorn Spit is water be sure your sealer is oil based. Make sure you love it before you seal it because once sealed it's done!