I stained some home made book shelves, can I now paint over them ?

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  • SandyG SandyG on Jan 06, 2018
    To paint over a stain, lightly sand all glossy surfaces until thefinish is dull, then wipe it down with a damp rag dipped in de-glosser. Allow time to dry. Then with even strokes, apply a quick-dry primer-sealer to prevent bleed-through. Allow the sealer to dry, and you're ready for your finish coat.

  • Kristy Kristy on Jan 06, 2018
    yes. Use Miss Lillian's no wax chalk paint or another chalk paint.

  • Karol Tarkowski Karol Tarkowski on Jan 06, 2018
    Good instructions Sandy, some sealers reccomend drying for at least 48 hours before top coating.....

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jan 06, 2018
    Yes you can - if you use Kills or Zinsser first so the stain does not come through the paint.

    • Tupp Tupp on Jan 07, 2018
      Thank you, for your reply, it wouldn’t be bad if some brown showed through would it, like a streaky affect ....?..

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jan 07, 2018
    The reason to use a primer is to let the paint adhere to the wood and not have the stain discolor the paint. If you want to have a streaky effect, paint the shelves, then use a dark wax on top. If you try to do too much with it at once, you have a higher chance of it not turning out the way you wish and having to remove everything.