Painting unfinished furniture


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Old 08-14-00, 03:09 PM
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Hi! I'm new here I have some unfinished furniture that I would like to paint for my nephew's room. It will be bright and fun with lots of designs 1. what kind of paint should I use? I want rich color. 2. How should I finish it? I don't really want it to have a sheen, and I want the finishing part to not be too complicated. Do you ever put tung oil (or something like that) over painted surfaces??
THANKS! arodgers
 
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Old 08-14-00, 06:06 PM
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Sand the furniture to take out all the rough spots. Use a tack rag (available at hardware or home stores) to remove all the dust. Prime the furniture with a good oil based primer. Let it dry according to the mfg. instructions. Lightly sand it again and tack rag it again. Apply two coats of a top quality paint ( I prefer oil based). You may want to lightly sand between finish coats.

As far as the sheen is concerned, I would not use a flat paint. As a minimum, I would use a satin finish. Flat paint gets dirty easy and is difficult to clean.
 
 

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