painting a black lacquer bedroom set

Old 03-06-01, 09:48 AM
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I have a black lacquer bedroom set that I would like to turn into less of an eye sore. This the kind that is trimmed in that tacky brass stripping, I am not sure of the material they used (wood?) but the drawers seem to be of a wood like material and most definately what I have heard referred to as partical board
I would like to be able to utilize it in the guest room.
My question is would I treat this furniture the same way as told to one of the other postings regarding a laminated bedroom set?
I wanted to give the set either a crackle finish or an aged patina, I realize that if I just applied the paint it would drip off.
I would like to remove the brass stripping which seems to be held on with some type of sticky adhesive.
Any information would be greatly appreciated, much thanks in advance.
Old 03-06-01, 04:15 PM
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Before you can do anything with the bedroom set it must be sanded. Nothing is going to adhere to a lacquer finish without proper prep work, which includes sanding and priming.

Use BIN or KILZ to prime with - two coats, sanding lightly after each to remove any irregularities. From there, you can do anything you like, paint, antique, whatever.

PS - if you sand those brass pieces you can paint them too.

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