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.