a no-sand primer. I use Zinser Painting furniture without sanding. YES Bulls Eye Primer and Sealer. I like the water base version because it’s easy to use, has very little odor and the clean up is a breeze.
How to paint wood furniture without sanding first.: There is no need to sand down wood furniture to get that gloss coat off before painting. Cover Stain Primer is all you need. It almost has a chalk paint effect.
Paint any wood furniture without sanding. DIY newbie and had no issues! Buy valspar bonding primer for glossy surfaces and a good quality latex paint with a gloss finish (more gloss = scratch resistance).