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Painting a wood cot - which products?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by mjgreen81, 5 Jan 2021.

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    Hi all,

    I am looking for some product advice for painting a wood/varnished cot white.
    Ideally I really dont want to have to sand it as it will be a bit of a nightmare dealing with all those spindles!

    I was recommended Zinseer B.I.N primer, but after speaking to their technical department, this product is not 'toy safe' so I cannot use it in case baby chews on the bars.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for toy safe primers that I can paint directly on to the varnished wood? Or perhaps a all-in-one product that can be painted directly on to the wood without a primer?

    Thank you!
     
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    Why not just do it properly, and sand it, to ensure the new paint sticks properly?

    You don't want peeling paint in a cot, that wouldn't be at all right.

    Someone once said 'This sanding will take me ages'.

    My response was 'Then do it more quickly'.
     
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    Scotchbrite pads, or a knockoff thereof, would be easier around the spindles than sheets of paper.
     
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