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Old 06-18-2012, 11:39 PM   #1
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is there a product that can be used/applied to rough the surface of varnished wood for painting other than sanding?
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I'm not aware of any chemical method that would not also require sanding.
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There are chemical de-glossers and surface prep agents but they are expensive and in my opinion not as effective as good old cheap sandpaper. Even if they did work, they would not save you that much time.
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could you shoot me a few names of some deglossers you would recommend
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Your real paint store will have a brand that works well. I really did not like the stuff so have no recollection of brand names. It is solvent based so make sure you have adequate ventilation.
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Sand it by hand with 100 grit, use a pinwheel sander lightly in a drill to get into the tough parts, give it a coat of "Kills" maybe two.... sanding everything between coats...then a top coat and that should do the trick.
Varnish is hard stuff......it might be polyurethane or conversion lacquer.....use the same process
"Kills" is a mineral based undercoat and will take water based top coat
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