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How to paint a bookcase

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How to paint a bookcase

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Planning to paint this bookcase. It looks like its got a stain on it. Can you suggest what products and I should use and the process to follow? Any suggestions are most welcome

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Re: Paint a Bookcase

Hi @Dee2,

 

As previously mentioned I would suggest using Rust-Oleum 1L Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Undercoat Primer Sealer Stain Blocker. This will prevent any of the stain bleeding through your topcoats. It would be a good idea to sand the whole bookcase with 120grit sandpaper before applying the undercoat as this will ensure a great bond.

 

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.

 

You might also be interested in the discussions- Top 10 most popular indoor furniture projectsUpcycled side table using chalk paintPainting a bed from a dark timber stain and Before and After on an old Television Cabinet.

 

Please let me know if you need further assistance or have any questions. 

 

Mitchell

 

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Re: Paint a Bookcase

Bookcase has been painted with Dulux weathershield - white on white. It looks beautiful

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Re: Paint a Bookcase

Hi @Dee2,

 

It's great to hear you've completed the project and I trust our members will be looking forward to seeing some pictures.

 

Many thanks for sharing the update.

 

Mitchell

 

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