Furniture Painting Tips

Chalk Painted Cabinet Furniture

It has always been that we all wanted to make minor changes in our home. However, sometimes it is not enough for us to move the furniture or to place small accessories such as paintings and vases in our living room. If you want to make a radical change in your home, the idea of transforming your furniture is just for you.

You can paint old furniture or furniture that you are bored with, even if it is not old, with the colors of your dreams and thus bring your home to life. Moreover, be prepared for big changes not only for your home but also for yourself. Painting your furniture will be like a therapy for your soul. When you complete this job, you will have a big smile and happiness on your success.

Renovate Furniture

There are basically two types of painting techniques.
The stages of the first technique:

  • sanding
  • lining
  • painting
  • varnish

 Materials used:

  1. Nylon, thick garbage bag
  2. 220 fine sandpaper. However, if your furniture has a very thick finish, you may need to sand with a fine sandpaper after fine sanding.
  3. Primer paint and brush
  4. Color furniture paint you want
  5. Paint roller and paint brush

How To Repaint Furniture​​

First, lay the large and thick nylon bag on the floor to ensure that the area to be painted remains clean. Then place the furniture to be renewed on it. If your furniture is pre-painted or varnished and there is swelling or peeling in its paint, prepare it for painting by sanding it thoroughly and making the surface as smooth as possible. If there are areas in your furniture that require repair, these areas should be repaired with wood putty and smoothed with sandpaper after the putty has dried. Thus, the surface becomes matte and the paint is adhered to the surface better. For your convenience, you should apply all operations by removing covers, even hinges. Thus, there will be no un sanded or painted areas. After completing the sanding process, clean your furniture with no dust or dirt on it.

The next process is the priming stage, which ensures that the paint adheres better on the surface and ensures being long life of the paint. If a water-based paint is to be used, using a water-based primer will both facilitate your application and prevent acrylic yellowing. In addition, the water-based primer does not smell like an oil-based primer. Complete the priming process by using roll on flat surfaces and brush on curved areas.

Now it is the most enjoyable part of the work: the painting stage.

As in the priming stage, you should use roll in flat places and brush in curved places. One coat of paint is usually not enough. Therefore, you should paint the second layer after the first layer dries. After the paint has dried, we can proceed to the varnish stage.