Updating old china cabinets
It’s the only primer any of the big-timers use and I have to agree that it worked great.
It’s the key for painting without sanding and for painting laminate furniture.
This will prevent more of your paint from scratching off and really makes the piece last.
Minwax and Varathane were the two main brands big-timers use.
I don’t want to worry about a little wear and tear from the babies. Use the coarse sandpaper block to go over the edges, and then follow up with the medium-grit sandpaper.
The coarse cut through my 4 layers well and the medium fanned out the scratch lightly to make it look more real. This is the protective top-coat that you don’t want to skip.
I’ve been wanting, craving, a hutch for years, and now I own it. I bought this beauty at a garage sale last Saturday for . The whole thing is wood except for the back panel which is a laminate panel.
I read lots and lots and went with a method that involved very little sanding.
Remove all of the dust completely before moving on.
Using Zinsser Cover Stain oil-based primer is the key here.
The sheen of the paint doesn’t really matter because you are going to cover it anyhow. Allow the paint to dry for 24 hours before moving on to the polyurethane.
I added the Floetrol paint conditioner to the paint which is meant to help reduce brush marks. If you are going for the shabby chic/vintage look then you can distress the paint. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to distress this piece or not. I had my fair share of paint drips and brush strokes regardless of the care I took to prevent them, so I decided that distressing was a good option for me.
The woman is a genius, has painted tons of things, and is so clear in her instructions.