finishing furniture

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Old 05-17-02, 09:20 AM
lex
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Question finishing furniture

I am trying to refinish a bedroom set, I would like to have a nice smooth matte/satin finish (no gloss) but, I want to to hold up and last (ie- no water rings from cups)

what is the type of paint to use and how is the best way to apply it? Thanks
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Old 05-19-02, 03:31 PM
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Painting furniture

"For the final paint finish either use spray cans of paint or brush on.

Paint will soak into wood and can take several coats more of primer and a lot more work to get a satisfactory painted finish without sealing the wood before painting.

Some day you may decide to sell your painted piece of furniture, or pass it on to someone else who might want a stained finish and they will definitely bless you when they start stripping and discover that you sealed the wood before you painted. Who knows, you may decide to strip the paint yourself, then you'll get a double blessing."
http://www.refinishfurniture.com/unf...dfurniture.htm (Retrieved 05/19/02)

There is a wealth of furniture refinishing info at http://www.refinishfurniture.com

Click the following for additional info:

http://furniturerefinishing.bizhosti...paintclear.htm

http://www.mrsfixit.com/001010paintfurniture.html
 
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Old 05-20-02, 02:04 PM
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I was definatly going to prime before painting, but i guess my main problem it what type of paint do I use to get my desired effect, sould I your a laquer or an oil, and can I get the satin finish in these paints, because I know most of them are gloss finishes. If I can't get a satin in these paints can I use a water base one and then seal it so that it lasts longer. Thanks in advance - lex
 
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