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How do you ensure wood stain doesn’t bleed when painting furniture?

PaintingFurniture.jpegInstructions will often mention to lightly sand, indicating they don't want to break the varnish coating exposing the interior stain.


Applying a coat of Rust-oleum 1l Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Undercoat Primer Sealer Stain Blocker would block the stain. You could then apply a final coat of paint over that.


Here's a couple of articles on How to upcycle almost anything with paint and How to paint over varnished timber which I trust you'll find helpful. - MitchellMc


Primer by itself will not prevent the stain from travelling up the paint. You need a primer with a sealer and stain blocker. This gives it a non-mixing medium that the stain can’t mix with, thus preventing bleed through. Do a light sand and use the stain blocker primer that should do the trick.


Doing a second coat of such a primer is preventative but not a fixed rule. Sometimes one coat is enough. - redracer01


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