Decorating & Furniture/painting a crib


Hi, I have a crib that already has a natural stain but I would like to paint it black. So my question is how should I go about doing this project? Do I need primer? if so how many coats? what is the best method of painting the crib (spraying or rolling)? what is the best paint for this project that would be safe to use on a crib and would not chip off easily?

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Thanks for your question.  Here's my recommended procedure for a flawless finish.  First, lightly sand the crib with a medium grit sandpaper. (This gives the new paint a "tooth" to attach to.) After sanding, remove all the dust with a clean, dry cloth.  Prime the crib with a water-based KILZ or BINZ (non-pourous primer available at home improvement and paint stores) and allow that primer (1 coat) to dry overnight. Paint with your favorite water-based paint:  Behr, Glidden, Pratt & Lambert - all good. Because you'll want a smooth finish, I'd opt for a foam roller, which leaves less streaks than a brush.  It's too big a job for a spray can.  Allow the paint to dry (about an hour or two) and then apply a second coat.  It will be beautiful.

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