This month we are talking about How To Paint Furniture
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So today along with my blogger friends we are sharing our How To’s on how each of us paints furniture.
We all have our favorite tools, tips, and paint products that we thought might be of interest to others that are thinking of painting a piece of furniture
A few months ago I decided to paint my loft bedroom furniture.
I started with the nightstand.
Here is how it looked before painting.
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List of Supplies
Screwdriver to remove hardware
Minwax Polyurethane – Water Based Matte or Satin
Spray Tent (if spraying)
Container of water (follow sprayer instructions for diluting the paint)
Air Mask (protect you from inhaling paint mist if spraying)
One of the reasons I like using chalk paint is that it adheres to previously varnished or painted furniture
Which means I do not have to do a lot of prep work.
My favorite chalked paint is: Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint Ultra Matte in Line White
First, I remove all hardware and the drawers
I will paint each drawer separately
A once over with medium grit sandpaper, just to rough up the surface a bit.
After sanding I clean the furniture with a lint free cloth and also run the shop vac over the furniture to remove all dust
I used my Wagner spray painter on this piece.
I normally paint my furniture with a brush and get great results, but the sprayer is faster and gives a professional looking finish for sure.
I placed the furniture into my spray tent.
There is overspray with a sprayer so you need to be outdoors or in an area that is well ventilated and have the surrounding area covered or protected from paint and in a spray tent.
That is the disadvantage of a sprayer, the overspray it creates.
I let the first coat dry until it was dry to the touch, about 1 hour.
I applied two coats to the nightstand.
Once painted, let the paint dry overnight.
To protect the newly painted furniture I applied two coats of water-based Minwax Polyurethane in Satin
There you have it. My process for painting furniture
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I hope this has given you inspiration and tips on how you really can get a new look for your furniture with a little prep work and not a lot of cost in materials.
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