New look: paint over old paint

Even the best paint will wear off at some point! Whether pieces of furniture or vehicles, banisters or bathtubs: You can find out how to paint over old paint in our guide.

Paint over lacquer on wood

Refurbishing old pieces of furniture is not only sustainable, it also creates a great, new look! To paint over old paint, such as synthetic resin paint on wood, proceed as follows:

  • Remove cracked, loose paint with a stiff brush.
  • Sand the lacquer well with a suitable sandpaper with a grit from P240.
  • Apply a suitable primer. This allows the old and new layers of paint to bond better.
  • Let the primer dry well.
  • Carefully apply a new coat of varnish.
  • After drying, you can apply additional layers of varnish to achieve the desired result.
  • For the best result, you should sand each coat of lacquer before you apply another coat.

Paint over paint on metal

For metal - that is, old banisters, but also for cars - proceed in a similar way when painting over old paint on wood.

  • First remove loose pieces of paint and cracked areas.
  • Sand the old paint with wet sandpaper and 2000 grit.
  • Treat the area with silicone remover.
  • Thoroughly dry the area, blow it off.
  • Now apply the new paint.

Paint over the enamel paint

You can also simply paint over the bathtub or a washbasin.

  • To do this, first remove soap and fat deposits from the bathtub or sink.
  • Carry out a thorough descaling.
  • Now rinse with clear water and let the surface dry thoroughly.
  • Roughen all surfaces with sandpaper. Work step by step, first use a grit of P120, then work with a 320 grit.
  • Now remove all sanding dust with a dust-binding cloth.
  • Ventilate the bathroom thoroughly, then heat it to 22-25 ° C.
  • Now apply the new enamel paint.
  • Keep the bath at a temperature between 22 and 25 ° C for the drying time.