cover over poly

Old 02-19-01, 08:07 AM
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I have a pine entertainment center which has blue stain and then a polyurethane (1 coat) over it. I want to change the antique blue to a plumb color. Can I just paint over it? If so which type of paint? I want it to look good, but not at the expense of a great deal of time. What is the easiest way to change the color without it looking tacky. Thanks. Rick
Old 02-19-01, 03:41 PM
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The easiest way to change the look and have it look good without spending a lot of time is to have someone else do it... BUT,

You can paint over poly. Yes, it will take a little time and care, but it's not difficult. Sand the entire piece thoroughly. You don't have to remove th eold finish, just scuff it up enough for paint to adhere.

Use a good primer - BIN or KILZ - 2 coats, sanding lightly after each coat to remove any mistakes.

Apply a good acrylic enamel - it's easier to work with and will be a durable, redoable finish.

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