Painting a Lane Cedar Chest? Advise?
Hi, I just picked up a Lane Cedar Chest on CL. The interior is in excellent condition but the exterior is really rough. I'd like to paint it black.
I've done some searching on here and I see that folks recommend a bit of sanding then a couple of coats of Zinzer 123 primer. Paint on top of that.
First, what kind of primer is the Zinzer 123, water base or oil? Next, do I use oil or water based paint on top of it? I usually try to avoid oil due to yellowing but, since I'm painting black it really doesn't matter and if folks think the oil would hold up better then I could do that.
Any advise? It's a veneer, that worries me too. I've never painted furniture before and I haven't got a clue! I did paint my kitchen cabinets and bath vanity but, I wasn't dealing with a "finished" piece of furniture with them.
This is the very nice interior of my $60 chest.
And this is the very sad and rough exterior.