Painting a Storage Chest

Old 12-14-05, 10:59 AM
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Question Painting a Storage Chest

Hi Everyone,

I just purchased the storage chest found here:

And I want to paint it. What do I need to do? Does it matter what kind of paint I buy or are there special wood paints?

I am planning to paint it white and paint pink and blue flowers.

Thanks for the help!

Old 12-22-05, 11:24 AM
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Can anyone help me out?


Old 12-22-05, 06:02 PM
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Your link didn't work - or maybe I typed it wrong

I assume it is unfinished wood. To paint you first need to prime it. An enamel under coater is best but most any wood primer will work. After sanding you will want to apply 1-2 coats of white enamel [oil or latex]
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after viewing your chest, i would suggest that you remove
the lid and paint it separate.

i would also suggest masking off the underside of the lid.

and masking off the top edge that the lid sits on. that way you
dont get any paint on that edge nor inside the chest.
just use newspaper and masking tape and close off the
entire opening. first use your masking tape and go around the
top edge, getting as close to the outside edge. then it's easier to mask the
newspaper, for you do not have to get right up to the outside edge.

after painting your base coats and then your flowers you may wish to
top coat with a clear finish. if so, remember that polyurathane will add
an amber cast with each coat applied.

water based varathane will not add an amber colour. then again
you may want the amber.
Old 02-06-06, 02:18 PM
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I know it has been a while- but thank you for your replies! I used the water based varathane and it came out great.

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