. For various reasons, stripping it first is out. How to get the best paint job?
My in-laws generously gave us this little wardrobe for the baby. I would LOVE to repaint it, but we don't have the tools or space (or time!) needed to strip it first. On top of this, my husband is still... *ahem* stripping - by hand
- my last "project" (or rather, "my" last project!). What can I do to ensure a paint job that lasts at least a couple of years? Is there primer, a particular kind of paint, etc. anyone can recommend?
I've read a bunch of DIY articles = confused. If absolutely necessary, I could probably rough the surface up - but no way is it getting 100% stripped. Please note that I have not seen this in person
, so I cannot comment on how smooth the varnish/stain is or what the quality of the surface is. In-laws are antique dealers who regularly refinish furniture - they buy clean pieces with good bones but Father in law said we'd probably want to paint it; he will tell us the "correct" way to do this and will not recommend short cuts or alternatives.
It looks like this
inside, and is about four feet high. I'm thinking of using these forest critter door knobs
. Gender neutral paint scheme recommendations welcome; thinking about using chalkboard paint in some of the panel areas.