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How to paint wood furniture, step by step, sand to rough up & clean surface, prime with oil based bonding primer (dries quickly - Zinsser works well), double prime for durability, sand to smooth drips/irregularities, paint with egg shell water based paint 2 coats, seal with water based gloss 1-2 coats. Wood filler as required.
tutorial on black painted furniture, don't prime, wipe down with liquid sander