How to paint wood crates?

by Sis

Can I just spray paint wooden crates without sanding?

  7 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Jan 18, 2019

    Sure, but they will feel like sandpaper and look rough.

  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Jan 18, 2019

    If they are bare wood, yes. If they have a finish that you are going to paint over then sanding wood be a good idea so the paint doesn’t rub off or peel.

  • Sis Sis on Jan 18, 2019

    Thanks! Will find a different option.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jan 18, 2019

    yes you can unless they are coated in polyurethane -- the shinier the surface the more the sanding Wood furniture often comes with a polyurethane varnish or lacquer that prevents an easy or immediate decor change. ... It requires some patient sanding and oil-basedpaint products to adhere to the plastic and polyurethane finishes on wood and commercial wood furniture.

  • William William on Jan 18, 2019

    You sure can! if the have a finish just scuff it up with some sandpaper. No finish just spray away. Several light coats will get you a smooth finish.

  • V Smith V Smith on Jan 18, 2019

    Your prep work will determine your finished product.

  • William William on Jan 20, 2019

    A lot of Hometalkers use chalk paint. claim is no sanding or prep. I haven't used it.