To sand or not to sand??

Old 10-28-02, 06:57 AM
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To sand or not to sand??


Hi. I just recently bought an unfinished dresser and headboard and I know that I need to prime it before painting but is it neccesary to sand it down first? I refinished some other bedroom furniture for the kids and it took forever and caused such a mess to sand all of that down. Thanks so much for yor replies!!
Old 10-28-02, 08:03 AM
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I think you will be disappointed with the finished product if you paint the furniture without first sanding thoroughly. I imagine the items are generally sanded, but there will be some rough spots show up if you don't do the prep work. If it seems fairly smooth, you may be able to get by with a light sanding throughout with 150 grit paper. After this, vacuum thoroughly to remove the dust. After your primer has dried completely, sand again lightly to remove any raised grain or dust nibs which materialized. After a thorough vacuuming, wipe with a tack cloth, available at any paint/hardware supply and apply a couple of coats of your selected paint. Good luck!
Old 10-28-02, 05:41 PM
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Well said!

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