Hackers Help: Chalkboard paint on drawer fronts?

Nordli 12 drawer chest with chalkboard paint

I have purchased the Nordli 12 drawer chest. I am wanting to put chalkboard paint on the drawer fronts only. I’ve done this to a previous all wood dresser, but I am not sure on the steps to take on a brand new piece from IKEA. Does it still need to be sanded a bit first? Or can I just apply the chalkboard paint right on top? Thank you for any advice!

~ by Maranda