I get asked this question almost every day … with chalk paint can I paint without having to sand back?
My answer is yes, but the paint may not always stick well. I always advise people to clean furniture first before you paint. Even if it looks clean it may not be, so before you begin to paint use Sugar Soap and a scouring pad and give the item a good scrub. After cleaning the sugar soap off with a clean moist cloth let it dry and then you can begin painting.