View Full Version : Painting Onto A Gloss Surface?

06-03-2012, 10:09 PM
Perhaps a bit of a random question, which is why I've posted it in general chat. My room is in the process of being redecorated. My dad has made me a great shelf unit but it's black, which just doesn't match my new wallpaper at all.

I'm wondering if I were to paint it cream, would the paint take? The wood it's made of has some kind of gloss finish to it already, it is not porous at all. The gloss finish is how the wood is, not something that's been applied to it so it won't sand off, though I can try to sand it a bit if it would help the paint adhere. Ideally I'd paint with gloss or satin if I can get it, as I think matt tends to pick up stains.

Anyone here know more than I do?