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Preparing wooden furniture for painting – part 1

I’m going to post a two part series about preparing wooden furniture for painting over the next few weeks. Here’s Part One: Preparation If the piece of furniture is unpainted or maybe varnished: Remove any dirt and grease. Wash it down with hot water and sugar soap. Wear rubber gloves! That stuff is bad for delicate skin Give it a stiff brush over to get rid of anything loose or flaking You can fill small holes and cracks with wood filler. Warning: Do not use…

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