Painting over oil based paint and laquer!!HELP


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Old 04-08-07, 09:12 AM
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Painting over oil based paint and laquer!!HELP

I want to repaint my kids table and chairs since they are looking yucky after 4 years of kid wear! They are solid wood with white oil based paint and a laquer finish. I really do not want to sand them bare since the chairs would be a pain to do! Is there a product I can just put on the furniture instead and then just paint over again? I don't mind lightly sanding but really have no time to completely sand all the paint and laquer off. I really don't want to use any hazardous/ messy products to remove the old finish either. Any ideas or should I just buy some new furniture???
 
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Old 04-09-07, 05:33 AM
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I'm not sure I understand the oil enamel and laquer finish. Generally laquer doesn't work over oil base.

It shouldn't be a problem to lightly sand and recoat with oil base enamel.
 
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A light sanding and an oil-based primer and you should be good to paint with oil- or water- based paint or enamel
 
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Old 04-09-07, 06:29 PM
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The table states this on the label so I hope this helps
Painted finish: oil based paint, lacquer sealant (smooth, matte appearance), rubbed at the edges for an antiqued appeance
 
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Hmmm... you should be good with a light sanding and an oil-based primer

You'd definitely be good with a light sanding and a pigmented shellac primer, but you'll need lot's of fresh air and a respirator for that stuff

After priming you can use a quality latex or oil-based paint
I'd recommend an enamel for furniture, waterborne or oil-based
 
 

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