painting over tacky wood finish


Old 03-24-19, 08:03 AM
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painting over tacky wood finish

Hi all,
I'm trying to paint an old wood dresser. I don't know what kind of finish it has on it, but I tried to remove some old tape/sticker residue from the front of several drawers with Goof Off, and the finish sort of melted and became very tacky. Even a couple weeks later it is still somewhat tacky to the touch. Does anyone know if priming over this is okay, or will I need to completely strip it off? TIA
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Old 03-24-19, 09:45 AM
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While coating with a solvent based primer might help it would be best to get it to a non tacky/sticky state. What happens if you scrub it down with paint thinner?
Old 03-24-19, 07:51 PM
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Not likely anything will stick to it in that state.

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