How To Paint Furniture
Itching for a new home DIY project? Wondering how you can give some of your existing furniture pieces a much-needed facelift? It’s time to get those paintbrushes messy and create your very own custom pieces of home furniture and decor with a clean and professional paint job.
As your reliable painting, decorating and refurbishment specialists, we have put together 3 simple and easy-to-follow steps on how to paint furniture. From bedroom dresser to console tables and more, it’s easy to transform your favourite furniture pieces with a little painting magic.
Step one – you must properly prep your desired piece of furniture. To achieve a beautiful and smooth finish, it is absolutely essential that you properly prepare the surface of the wooden furniture before letting it come into contact with a wet paintbrush. The preparation involves sanding, followed by a thorough wipe down.
Sanding is a must if you want the primer to have something to adhere to. It is not about completely stripping the surface but rather just roughing it up a little so that your paint has a fresh new home to live on. We recommend sanding your surfaces with 150-grit sandpaper for the best results.
Next, you will need to wipe away any residue with a simple cloth (not paper towel) and make sure it is completely clean and smooth and ready for an appropriate primer.
For the priming stage, you will need a mini foam roller and a foam brush to really get into those tricky crevices of your furniture. A shellac-base primer is perfect if you’re dealing with priming laminate furniture, otherwise, another primer of your choice will get the job done.
Finally the fun part – starting dipping your paintbrushes and applying your first fresh coat of paint! With your mini foam roller or paintbrush apply three thin coats of your latex paint and make sure that you continue to sand away and clean any drips or residue during the painting process. Keep in mind if your furniture piece has finer details such as doors, then it is always best to start with those first. Also, if you want to achieve even and full coverage always paint your strokes left to right and then up and down.