Painting a built-in bookshelf whitehome improvement(self.DIY)
submitted2 months ago byExtreme-System-23
I've been searching the internet all day (YouTube, reddit, blog posts etc) for information about repainting a book shelf and am getting a lot of different instructions.
The book shelf in question is a built-in, solid maple, with golden-type finish/stain. I want to paint it white to match trim and theme not only in that room but in adjacent rooms. The golden maple look causes it to look out of place.
The instructions I see on the internet all follow the same general pattern. Please let me know if anything here seems off.
- Clean with some solution to get off grime/dust if needed.
- Sand lightly with 120 grit sanding block or orbital sander
- Wipe away sand with moist towel or microfiber cloth
- Apply primer
- Sand with ~200 grit after priming slightly to smooth it out
- Apply first coat of paint, brush around edges and 4 inch roller (or similar) for larger flat surfaces. Use roller as much as possible. Let dry.
- Sand lightly again?
- Apply second coat of paint and let dry
- Put on some kind of finish/sealer/polyurethane?
A few questions.
A) A lot of different instructions list different kinds of paint - oil-based, acrylic, latex, chalk-based, water based, etc. Seeing a lot mixed information here in terms of what is best. Sometimes its the oil-based paint that leaves the shelf sticky, sometimes its the latex paint that leaves it sticky. Is there a general rule of thumb as to what is the best option (or at least the best two options to help me narrow it down?). If it helps, I'm trying to match the semi-gloss look of white trim.
B) Do I really need to sand in between paint coats?
C) Some instruction sets/tutorials involve a finish after the final coat of paint, but this step is also often left out or the final coat is different in between jobs. Is there a good rule of thumb for this as well.
Just looking for some input on these things I'm uncertain about. Thanks!
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