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how do i go about stripping a dresser and painting it

i have a dresser thats stained. i want to distress it and apply decals to it

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Posted 2013-05-09T15:54:33+0000  by lainielu lainielu

Hello lanielu!


There is really no need to use paint or stain stripper to refinish your stained dresser.


Wipe your dresser using a terry towel lightly dampened with Krud Kutter or TSP.


Allow to air-dry and then prime with Zinsser Cover Stain.


The primer will dry in two-hours and then you can use any top coat ... use either semi-gloss or satin in the color of your choice.


This will be the base coat for distressing the dresser.


Click the link to jump to a thread that describes faux finishing.


Your base coat should provide an excellent substrate for your decals as well.



Most often I recommend against clear coating distressed furniture. The clear coat typically makes the finish shiny, which defeats the aged appearance that you create by distressing.


Should you wish to clear coat, use a water-based low-luster product.

Posted 2013-05-09T17:23:57+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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