Dresser - top is really gouged - steps?
We bought this dresser really cheap to use in our nursery. It's very solid and sturdy but the top is pretty beat up. It looks like someone turned it upside down and pulled it across the ground. 'Texture' really isn't even the word for it.
I'd like to paint the whole thing red. What steps (including sandpaper grits) would I need to achieve that?
I was thinking sand the top the best I could starting with 80 grit (?) paper and working down to something fine. Not sure what kind to use.
Even after I do that, I'm assuming I'm going to need to use a wood filler. ? I don't have any experience with that really so I'm open to suggestions there too.
Then I figured clean and prime with Zinsser 123 and give it two coats with BM paint.
Thanks in advance!