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Old 06-26-2012, 07:51 AM   #1
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Painting over varnish

Is there a way to paint over varnish without having to sand the piece of furniture?


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Old 06-26-2012, 08:02 AM   #2
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Getting good adhesion is the most important part of paint over varnish. Dulling the varnish by sanding, and then using a GOOD bonding primer is more important than the finish coat . With out a good foundation, the paint will fail.


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yea ,you have to sand,wash first to remove lemon pledge or what ever .rinse clean ,dry,then lightly sand .i like 3m sand paper 180 grit.sand every inch.its not a big deal,really.remember your not making saw dust you are only deglossing.say a chest of draws 1 hour tops.oh yea we have systems in place to know if you did it or not
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