Painting wood and wood veneers

Old 05-26-02, 05:05 PM
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Painting wood and wood veneers

My daughter has a vanity table and bench that is very dark wood. It has some wood veneer, but also solid wood (the legs, for example). She wants to keep it and I need to do something to it!

Can I use TSP to clean it up, then sand it, and then apply some kind of primer to it? What should I use?

Then, what kind of paint should I use? Since the stain is dark, will I have to apply alot of coats, or is there something else I can do?

This needs to be as easy as possible for's the first time I have evert tried anything like this!!!

Old 05-29-02, 04:21 PM
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You're on the right track...

Rinse and allow to dry
Prime with Zinsser 1-2-3/Insl-x Aqua Lock/Moore's Fresh Start (all water-based high-adhesion primers and will block out the old dark color)
Leave 24 hours
Paint (two thin coats are better than one thick one) with water-based paint (the shinier the finish, the more durable)


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