How can I paint a chest of drawers and not have the drawers not stuck?

It's like the paint was too thick on the edges of the cabinet and drawers. They won't shut now.☹😒

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  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Dec 27, 2017
    You do need to make sure you don't paint too thick. Always remove the drawers completely and paint, and make sure you give it time to dry all the way so it does not stick. You can always do a light sanding over the edges of the drawers (not too hard so paint is not removed), to make sure they will slide in okay.

  • Libby Ellis Libby Ellis on Dec 27, 2017
    Try sanding lightly, not to remove all of the paint, but enough so they wil slide in and out easier. Worth a try!

  • Rhonda Rhonda on Dec 27, 2017
    you will need to sand down and repaint. This time make sure you paint with very thin layers. If sanding is not sufficient use a plane to plane down the edges and then paint.

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 27, 2017
    This can also happen when you paint latex/acrylic paint over oil-based paint especially glossy oil paint. Sand and prime with a water-based adhesive primer like Zinseer's Bondz or Glidden Gripper.

  • Pat Pat on Dec 27, 2017
    This may sound dumb....but be sure you have the drawers in the right slot...happened to me... Drawers were sized a little different. Otherwise sand off tight places and repaint. Make sure the slides are working easily.