How can I paint over crackle paint?

A friend gave me a chest shed painted with crackle paint. How do I paint over it Or remove it ?

  3 answers
  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 12, 2018
    You can get a product called Citristrip. It's really good and you don't have to worry about caustic fumes.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Jun 12, 2018
    Your best bet is to sand it off, if it doesn’t remove it all, try a product called Kutzit, just follow instructions, it should remove everything. After removing the paint and crackle, clean it well with denatured alcohol and give it another sanding, then wipe it off again, then you’re ready to paint.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 12, 2018
    I wouldn't paint over it. I'd strip it with Citristrip, and then sand it. Once the wood is smooth and clean have at it.