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dresser that's been painted..do I sand?

Posted by on Jul. 30, 2014 at 5:54 PM
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Hi ladies! I bought a dresser for dd that has been painted. It was cheap and I figured I could always revamp it to be the color I needed. The question is, do I need to sand it or can I just use primer and go from there?
by on Jul. 30, 2014 at 5:54 PM
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notjstanothrmom
by Bronze Member on Jul. 30, 2014 at 6:08 PM
I'd lightly sand it personally.
sweetleanne
by Silver Member on Jul. 30, 2014 at 6:50 PM

First, one needs to test the surface. Use some nail polish remover and dab on the finish. See if it softens or becomes tacky. If it does, than one can paint right over using a latex paint. If it doesn't become tacky, use a oil paint and sand first. A converter can be used also for changing oil into latex finishes. I use Bin primer, alcohol based for all my conversions .

TheJerseyGirl
by Admin on Jul. 31, 2014 at 7:54 AM

 If it's been painted well and you are painting it too, I'd use chalk paint right over it.

TheJerseyGirl
by Admin on Jul. 31, 2014 at 7:54 AM
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 BTW, this advice is coming from the lazy painter...lol.

ScrChk23
by on Jul. 31, 2014 at 9:39 AM
I would sand lightly first then prime and paint.
Anniea90
by Member on Aug. 2, 2014 at 6:40 AM

just prime and paint. you shouldnt need to sand. 

Karmahappens
by Member on Aug. 3, 2014 at 5:16 PM

How old is it? NOTHING made before 1978 should ever be sanded.  You need to strip with chemical stripprs in that case.

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