repainting bedroom furniture


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Old 09-22-11, 04:15 PM
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repainting bedroom furniture

I need help!!!!! I have a bedroom set that was painted antique white. It is a beautiful set, solid wood. many years old. With years the paint has somewhat peeled and I would like to repaint it again in antique white. The only thing I have done so far is to sand off the peeling paint and have smoothed it all down. I'm not sure what I need to do next. I imagine there are different steps to take in order to get the antique look again. I need some direction as all the info on google is very confusing. Thank you in advance for your help.
 
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Old 09-22-11, 04:19 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

How much of the original finish is showing after you got done sanding? Often paint over a clear finish like poly will peel if the right primer isn't used. If there is a significant amount of the original finish showing - I'd start with a solvent based primer, sand lightly when dry and apply your antique white enamel. If very little of the original finish is showing [and no raw wood] - it should be ok to skip the primer.
 
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Thanks for your prompt reply. There is quite a big amount of the original paint remaining on the furniture, so I believe I will have to use a primer. Thank you again.
 
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I forgot to ask you. Is there a specific type of paint that I should use for the antique finish? I just need the type, not necessarily the Brand. Thank you
 
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Old 09-23-11, 04:06 AM
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I thought you meant antique white as in the color of the paint

It's probably been 40 yrs since I did a faux antique finish and I can't seem to remember this morning how it was done Hopefully someone else will respond to answer that part for you ...... or maybe my brain will kick in later
 
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If I remember correctly, antiquing is done by dry brushing a glaze [thinned sanding sealer/varnish mixed with some paint to color it] Multiple colors can be used but it should be 1 color at a time [drying between coats] The colors to add are determined by the base coat being used and the effect that is desired. Once finished, a clear top coat would be added to protect the faux paint job.

Today you can buy glaze paint at most paint stores, I've never used a commercially prepared paint glaze so I can't comment on how well they work. You might try posting in our faux painting section - Faux Finishing - DoItYourself.com Community Forums
The folks at your local paint store [not a paint dept] should be able to offer good advice for using their faux paint products.
 
 

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