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Old 03-31-2014, 07:41 PM   #1
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Painting laminated/gloss wood


It's my first proper painting job and I'd appreciate some advice. I've been doing some reading and watched a few videos online, but specific suggestions would be great.

I want to paint two wooden pieces of furniture. One is a very small hanging display (not sure how to describe it, see the picture) and the second is a quite large chest of drawers. Both are white and glossy and I'd like to refresh both of them, starting with the small piece and then go to the large one.

My main question is about removing the old coat of pain. As you'll see in the picture, a large piece of paint is missing. I'm assuming I should:
  1. clean the surface
  2. remove the whole white coat (from all the surfaces) with a chisel
  3. sand the surface evenly
  4. paint with white "one coat gloss for interior wood and metal" paint
I'm hoping there is no need for a primer here, or am I wrong? Should I use both a primer and a one coat gloss paint?

The second piece will be after I gain some experience, but in this case, the chest is in much better state and there's no chipping paint. The biggest issue is with the top piece, which has a couple of scratches. In that case, is it enough to sand it thoroughly and then paint it over, or is anything else needed like removing the old coat? Would I need the primer in this case?

Thanks so much for your help,
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:37 PM   #2
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A chisel is never used to remove paint.
If possible remove the screws in that shelf and take it apart, it will be a whole lot easier to work on.
Use a citrus or soy stripper to get the paint off.
Once it's peeling use a paint scrapper to get it off.
Sand off what's left.
Use primmer then the paint.
Primmer and paint in one should not be used on bare wood or drywall.
May be why that paints coming off, no primmer was used.
The chest of drawers needs to be cleaned then a light sanding, prime with a bonding primmer then the paint.
Paints not going to stick to a glossy surface.


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