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How should I prepare my furniture for painting?

As with any DIY project, take care when preparing surfaces and applying paint. Work outside, or in a well ventilated area and wear a suitable face covering especially when dry sanding. Furniture should be checked to ensure it is in sound, solid condition. If your furniture has existing paint work, gloss or varnish, then we recommend lightly sanding first to provide a ‘key’ and help the new paint to stick. If painting onto bare wood, ensure it has a smooth surface – again, lightly sand if needed. After sanding carefully wipe away any residue and you are ready for priming and painting.

For MDF and laminate furniture, take a look at our guide on how to paint.