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    Painting a dresser question

    Found an old dresser for my daughter's room, sanded it down and spray painted it and most of it went well except for parts of 2 of the drawers. The paint bubbled up there and it looks pretty bad. Sanded that off when it dried and tried again and the same thing happened. Anyone have any input for me?


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    Re: Painting a dresser question

    Stay off of Pinterest is the best input no but to answer your question make sure it isn't cheap paint and 2nd you'll need to use a primer.



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    Re: Painting a dresser question

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU22CY View Post
    Stay off of Pinterest is the best input no but to answer your question make sure it isn't cheap paint and 2nd you'll need to use a primer.
    Yeah use a high quality sealer/blocker like Zinser or B.I.N. Surprised you only had problems on a few drawers.


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    Re: Painting a dresser question

    OK thanks. I used some paint/primer in 1 the guy at Home Depot recommended, but yeah, about a 6 inch area on 2 of the 8 drawers.
    We have some Killz at home, is that something that would work as a primer or not? #newbie


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    Re: Painting a dresser question

    You "found" a dresser in your house? Is you daughter a hoarder?

    Just messing with you.



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    Re: Painting a dresser question

    Quote Originally Posted by intrepid27 View Post
    You "found" a dresser in your house? Is you daughter a hoarder?

    Just messing with you.
    Found an old dresser for my daughter's room



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    Re: Painting a dresser question

    I've used Kilz and had good luck. Also, numerous thin coats of paint. Trying to lay down a thick coat always seems to go badly for me.


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