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Repainting a crib

Not sure what type of paint I should use. Any ideas?

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Posted 2013-02-21T19:10:50+0000  by madelincahil madelincahil

Hello MadelinCahil!


If your crib is unfinished wood, use any primer then paint or use the primer-and-paint-in-one products like Behr Ultra or Glidden Duo.


If the crib was factory finished (painted or stained), use oil-based primer and then paint.



Clean the surface with Krud Kutter and a terry towel before either process and air-dry completely.

Do not use solvent-based cleaners ... they leave a residue that prevents paint adhesion.

Posted 2013-02-21T20:17:14+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
Does the crib need to be sanded before using the primer?
Posted 2013-10-12T00:25:03+0000  by Shebee24





Whereas, many of the new generation of self-priming paints have excellent adhesion, it is never a bad idea to give a slick surface a "scuff sanding" with 220 grit paper, to assure good adhesion. Alternately, a "de-glosser" liquid will also dull down the surface.

Posted 2013-10-15T02:56:00+0000  by ordjen
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