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        What steps are needed in painting a stained oak china cabinet. Type of paint/finish?
         
        Posts: 1 | Registered: Aug 11, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        that is heresy to me Wink

        is the wood varnished? if so, you need to lightly sand first.

        then an oil-based primer, and a good enamel paint.

        there is a problem with all fresh paint and weight upon it, called blocking. what it is, is the items depress into the fresh paint and glue in. if you take the items out, paint comes with them, and a chip is out of the cabinet. paint doesn't "dry" but it chemically cures to a hard finish, and mostly that takes a week. so if you do this nasty deed to a pretty wood piece, it has to sit open and airing out for a good solid week before you test the paint and put stuff in.


        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
         
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