How to Paint Over Polyurethane Finished Wood

Trends change quickly in the area of design and decor, and it’s very likely you will want to keep up with the times. Wood furniture frequently comes with a polyurethane varnish or lacquer that prevents a simple or instant decoration change. But with careful preparations, you can paint over finished wood in your home and update its look. It requires some patient sanding and sanding paint products to adhere to the vinyl and polyurethane finishes on wood and business wood furniture.

Dampen the cotton rag with the the trisodium phosphate solution. Wipe away all dirt, grease and grime from the surface of the wood, scrubbing away in any tough stains. Let the wood air-dry before moving.

Sand the wood with a sanding sponge, power rotary tool, oscillating sander or sanding block until the varnished wood is smooth and the wood has lost its gloss and sheen. Use lower grit sand paper for rougher finishes and thicker varnishes. Wipe away any dust residue leftover from sanding with a tack cloth.

Apply a thin coat of primer on the wood. Apply in careful, even strokes to avert any thick splotches of primer in remote regions. Let the first coat dry to touch.

Apply a second coat of the primer. Allow to dry overnight. Sand until the primed surface is easy to get rid of uneven textures due to blotches from the primer application and from the brushstrokes.

Apply one coat of the enamel paint in the exact same manner of application as the primer, using lengthy and even strokes throughout the surface of the wood. Let the first coat dry to touch before apply subsequent coats of paint.

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