Varnished wood should be left in its finished state, as paint will adhere improperly and could take on a knobby, slumped texture. In addition, finished wood is intended for finished display and should not be altered.
Antique furniture is a common victim of repainting. Finished work does not require painting and will often look sub-par if painted due to chemical interactions between paint and varnish. In addition, with no point of adhesion, the paint will dry and crack much more quickly than it might otherwise have done.
Repainting should only be done if wood is sanded down and all finish removed. Vintage pieces should never be sanded in the first place. New furniture is perfectly suitable for repainting.Learn More
Removing spray paint from wood can be a simple process involving sanding or a medium-sized project using chemicals depending on whether the entire wood will be painted to cover the affected area, or a little effort will be employed to restore the wood to its original state. There are various ways of removing the spray paint from wood, some of which include sanding, use of paint remover and repainting.Full Answer >
There are chemicals made to remove oil based paints from wood. The chemicals can be harsh so make sure to wear safety gear.Full Answer >
To paint over grooved wood paneling, mask it, caulk the seams, apply latex primer, and paint the paneling with latex interior paint. The supplies you need for this two-day project are drop cloths, masking tape, a stepladder, latex caulk, an applicator, sandpaper, primer, latex paint, a paint roller and paintbrushes.Full Answer >
To remove paint from wood, apply an infrared paint stripper, scrape off the paint, apply lacquer thinner, sand the wood, and wash it. This one-hour process requires gloves, a particle mask, an infrared paint stripper, lacquer thinner, rags, a scraper, a power washer and a multi-tool with a sanding attachment.Full Answer >