I picked up this beauty at a flea market for 12 bucks and got right to work. I probably didn’t need to sand it since it was so roughed up but I sanded it anyway just to be safe.
Don’t put your coats on too thick. A few thin coats will look much better than one thick gloppy coat. And it will dry a lot faster.
If painting something like a stool or chair, paint the outside first and let dry. Then flip it over and paint the underside
Here it is after 4 coats.
Would you believe that as I was painting this it was about 50 or 60 degrees outside but by the time I was finished, it was soooo cold that I had to bring it inside? Hence the indoor picture. And then later that afternoon it actually snowed! I live in NC so this is a big deal.