lighten dark bedroom furniture with paint
prepare furniture for painting
Prep the Furniture
Remove the hardware including knobs, hinges and pulls.
To get the furniture ready for a new coat of paint, sand off the top layer of the old paint or varnish. This will allow the new paint to adhere better.
After sanding, throughly wipe off the dust residue, first with a brush and then with a tack cloth (cheesecloth impregnated with a small amount of varnish, which picks up the dust).
When sanding, always remember to wear a dust mask and protective eyewear.