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    Olga Mielczarek

      Hi Mr. Kate!


      I’ve recently saw your DYI of a plain IKEA chest of drawers transforming it into a beautiful blue steam punk piece. It gave me food for thought and was want to re-vamp my old desk. But after googling a lot, there seems to be so much that you can do in many different ways, that I’m confused 😉

      The desk is a chunky piece, it looks something like this:


      As far as I can tell it doesn’t have any shiny coat on it, it’s just wood. And as far as I can tell it’s solid wood. So basically, I would love your tips on how to paint it A-Z. Because with the IKEA chest you just painted it and did nothing else to it.

      1. Should I sand it down?

      2. Should I use a primer (what kind)?

      3. What kind of paint (does it have to say it’s for wood? If I want to use spray paint, what kind?)

      4. Do I apply 2 coats of paint?

      5. Do I apply something of top to seal it, prevent from chipping, like a protecting coat of something?


      I would appreciate your advice so very much!




      Gloria Morgan

        Why do you want to use a paint for wood? Use a wood coat.


        Olga Mielczarek

          why not? I want to paint it colourful.

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