As long as the surface of the piece of furniture you are going to refinish is clean, sealed and sound No priming, No sanding, No stripping is required. It can be applied directly over a varnished or lacquered surface. Once dry, it can be easily distressed with a damp cloth- no sanding required. Cottage Paint leaves a velvety smooth time-worn chalky finish. Using a damp cloth instead of sandpaper to distress the surface protects the fine detailing found on furniture. Once the desired effect is achieved, choose between a wide selection of top-coats available in the Cottage Paint line.
If you don’t want that “Vintage Look”, and you simply want to paint your furniture and give it a fresh new look. Cottage Paint now offers a New Mineral Paint called “Serenity” Simply prep, then paint, no top-coat required.