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Give it legs

How should I go about paint­ing the legs of my pine ta­ble white?

If the var­nish is in good con­di­tion (and you wish to paint the legs a flat white rather than a white­wash, in which case you would have to re­move the var­nish en­tirely), you can lightly sand the legs with 220-grit sand­pa­per, wash them down with a sugar soap so­lu­tion and then ap­ply a primer (Du­lux Su­per­grip Primer) fol­lowed by an acrylic PVA or wa­ter-based enamel. Sand lightly be­tween coats.

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