What Kind of Paint Should You Use on a Wood Dresser?

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The best type of paint to use on a wood dresser is a water-based latex or emulsion paint in a gloss or semi-gloss finish. Eggshell or flat finishes are acceptable as well, but they tend to show dirt and smudges more readily. Acrylic latex resins are durable, resistant to mildew, flexible and easy to clean.