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How can I clean my furniture before painting it?

To ensure good adhesion of the paint, it is important to follow a few steps to properly clean the furniture. First of all, it is recommended to use a mild cleaning product that does not damage the surfaces, and that is capable of removing any accumulated grease or dust residue. However, it is important to note that acetone is not recommended due to its high aggressiveness as a solvent.

Here are some steps you can take to clean your furniture before painting it:
Remove any objects or accessories from the furniture to facilitate the cleaning process.

Use a soft cloth or sponge dampened with lukewarm water and a mild detergent. Be sure to wring out the cloth or sponge well to prevent excess water from damaging the wood or other furniture materials.

Thoroughly clean all furniture surfaces, paying special attention to areas with stains or accumulated dirt. You can gently rub in circular motions to remove dirt.

If the furniture has traces of grease or oil, you can use a mild degreaser or a specific cleaner to remove these residues. Follow the instructions on the product, and be sure to rinse the surface thoroughly after use.

After cleaning, allow the furniture to dry completely before applying the paint. This is important to prevent trapped moisture from causing paint adhesion problems.

Remember that it is advisable to read and follow the instructions of the manufacturer of the paint you will be using, since they can provide specific recommendations for the preparation of the surface before applying it.