What paint primer should i buy for wood furniture?

I just need a white primer for the base I'm going to paint the computer desk pink.

3 Answers

  • 12 months ago

    KILZ Premium Primer would be my choice. It is highly rated.

  • elhigh
    Lv 7
    12 months ago


    I could ask you to reconsider but it's your furniture. You do you.

    Virtually any primer that specifies it's good for bare wood will suffice. If you want a really smooth finish, prime the wood with a thinned coat of primer paint, then come back and sand it gently with fine sandpaper, about 220 grit.

    The wood will "fuzz up" when the surface fibers are moistened by the paint's carrier, be it water or solvent. Allow the paint to dry and those raised fibers stick in place. Sand them off but not all the primer, and what's left is all firmly fixed in place by the dried primer.

    Then you can prime again, lightly sand if you think it needs it, and then apply your color coats.

    It may seem like extra work but you can generate, at home with no fancy equipment whatsoever, an almost automotive-level shine with off-the-shelf materials.

    Good luck with it.

  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    I would use ESP (every surface primer) - I used this for a mish mash of melamine and wooden bookshelves and it worked well. I changed the colour from black to white in one coat and the final paint finish has coped with books being stood on it without a problem.

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