Originally Posted by poppie
I hope someone out there can help me with this task. I have a chest of drawers that I want to paint. I don't know what type of wood but it is a solid wood. The lady that I got it from have tried to paint it so it is painted cream only some places not everywhere.
I need to know step by step what to do. Should I sand it down? Do I need a primer if so which one. What type of paint should I buy.
I really want to do this properly as it is a good drawers and can still be used for a long time.
Thanking you in advance for your help
From my experience I would say it needs sanding down but make sure you finish sanding with a fine sandpaper to get a good finish.
If you can take the handles off, do so.
Depending on the look you want to end up with, as in gloss paint, eggshell?
do you want the draws to have a matt finish or glossy?
If you go to the store and choose a paint you like, it will say whether or not it is for wood. It will also say on the tin which undercoat you need if any.
You can buy one coat paint that needs no undercoat but I don't think these give a good a finish.
Hope this helps