Painting Honey Pine Furniture


Old 02-15-06, 09:55 AM
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Question Painting Honey Pine Furniture

Firstly hello, my first post, just come across this site today and impressed so far.

I'm redecorating my daughters bedroom which currently has a Honey Pine bed, bookcase,dresser and bedside cabinet.

Now as daughters do, she has picked colours that don't go with "Honey" and she would now like them white.

Is the correct procedure -

- Sand the current laquered finish
- Apply knotting
- Paint on an oil based Primer
- Paint with oil based top coat ?


- Not to sand (as its smooth)
- Apply a few coats of emulsion ?

OR - neither.

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Old 02-15-06, 10:10 AM
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Welcome to the forums John

Yes the wood should be first sanded well and then apply 1 coat of a solvent based primer [oil or shellac] You can then apply your choice of paint. Most times 1 coat primer & 2 coats finish are required.

Oil enamel dries the hardest while latex is easier to use and dries quicker. I can heartly recomend SWPs Pro Classic waterborne enamel - alittle harder to apply [easy to get used to] it dries fast, cleans up with water but dries as hard as oil enamel. Ben Moore also has a similiar product.
Old 02-15-06, 10:26 AM
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Many thanks for your quick response, I like the idea of cleaning brushes in water.

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