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Re: Antique dresser--help!

Posted By: Greg Scholl <beatkat@adelphia.net> (0-1pool132-33.nas59.philadelphia1.pa.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 7/22/4 02:01

In Response To: Re: Antique dresser--help! (James Schooley)

There's nothing wrong with latex paint on furniture, especially todays latex/acrylic formulations..I wouldn't have suggested that even a few years ago, but it is very common in factory painted and "antiqued" finishes today. Not only is wax contamination a possible problem, but if the previous paint coat has even the slightest gloss to it...you need to de-gloss it, by either sanding or using a "sanding liquid". A blend of solvents that will "burn" off the gloss and leave the surface etched and ready for new paint. Sanding is the best solution, as it scratches the surface up to allow the new layers of film to grab hold....but the best way is really to strip. I would at least recommend a primer if you choose not to strip, after proper prep, tint it for a dark topcoat......best of luck.

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