After using some abrasives new paint will hold better, and I'm sure the refinished furniture would sell for a higher price.
Engineers and other craftsmen make extensive use of abrasion, effected by the aid of such abrasives as emery and carborundum, in shaping, finishing and polishing their work.
The lumber factory uses abrasives to smooth out the wood and make it ready for selling.
The hardware store had a wide variety of abrasives, like sandpaper, in stock.
Use a regular toothpaste that does not contain whitening agents, gel, or abrasives.