I was under the impression that there are primers on the market now that can be used without having to sand first. Has anyone tried them and if so what are they called? My question is similar to the other person who posted on here except I want to buy new MALM furniture and the White finish is the cheapest seeing as I'm planning on painting it. Except the White finish is very hard and very, very shiny. I have painted over the old style melamine finishes of 20 years ago with success but not this really shiny finish that IKEA has. I want to go for a white-washed antique look.
Anyone have any comments? Also I keep seeing this BIN primer being mentioned in some of the posts. What is this? Is it a brand name or a generic name? (forgive me as I've lived out of country for a long time).