Asked on Oct 30, 2017

I am painting over my dining room chippendale wood chairs.

by Nme4584661
I'm using Paint Couture paints. I was told all I needed to prep them was clean them with a good deglosser which I did. I've done one coat but now am concerned that the Mahogany stain may bleed through. Should I sand the first coat and apply a good sealer before proceeding? If so, how much do I need to sand?
q i am painting over my dining room chippendale wood chairs
  11 answers
  • Roxaneg Roxaneg on Oct 30, 2017
    I don't think the mahoghany stain will bleed through as much as you are trying to cover something dark with a light color. You might need a couple of coats of paint.

  • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on Oct 30, 2017
    I am not familiar with Paint Couture paints...does it have a built in base coat sealer? If not I would recommend doing a coat of Kilz underneath the paint to prevent bleed through which may or may not happen...even if you have already put the first coat on, Kilz would work over that then proceed with another coat of your paint...

    • Nme4584661 Nme4584661 on Oct 30, 2017
      Thanks Jan, so I wouldn’t have to sand that first coat before applying the Kilz? Thanks

  • Judy Stokley Broughton Judy Stokley Broughton on Oct 30, 2017

  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Oct 30, 2017
    It doesn't matter what kind of paint you use, if you don't sand, the paint won't stick.

  • AuntQueenie AuntQueenie on Oct 30, 2017
    Mud paint is self leveling, fills in cracks etc. and supposedly doesn't require prep. I haven't tried it, but from what I've seen it gives a nice finish. Otherwise lightly sand, clean dust off well, prime then paint.

  • Tammi Tammi on Oct 30, 2017
    I painted my kitchen cabinets using milk paint. All I did was clean them well, used a deglosser and applied 3 coats of paint. It covered the dark cabinets beautifull. I used a poly to seal them after glazing.

  • Nme4584661 Nme4584661 on Oct 31, 2017
    Oddly enough, I had never heard of mud paint until I came across an article online a couple of days ago. I'll have to give that a try one of these days. Thanks.

  • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on Oct 31, 2017
    No sanding is needed!

  • Tom Tom on Oct 31, 2017
    I'd use a spray primer so your coats don't add up into the wood details to much. Then repaint.

  • Carole Cordes Juarez Carole Cordes Juarez on Oct 31, 2017
    There is a different base than kilz that is for glossy surfaces. I cant remember the name but lowes or any home improvement store has it. You can clean til with a degreaser or tsp and spray this on and paint wont peel. Kilz is just a good color cover bit not nec. for glossy surfaces.

  • Brenda Benton Brenda Benton on Oct 31, 2017
    I'm not familiar with that brand of paint. Is it chalk paint? I know that you CAN just add a second coat, or three if need be, and it will cover the dark stain, then a couple coats of sealer. If it is NOT chalk paint that you are using, I think that what you suggested (sanding in between layers) is a good idea, then a couple coats of sealer. I would just sand enough down to where it is really nice and smooth. You just need to go to it, then you won't be so nervous!