Over on Instagram, I get this question every day “How to paint old furniture”. Now say it with me: sand, prime, paint. That’s all it takes. It’s an easy 3 step process. Take a look at these 2 projects I changed with just the power of paint!!
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What you need
- Sander. I have a ryobi orbital sander
- Sandpaper. I started with p80 grit, and then I finished off with p220
- A good quality extra adhesive primer. I swear by BIN by rustoleum
- Paint are use leftover paint I had in Sherwin-Williams tricorn black
- A couple of paint brushes and a foam roller
Let’s get painting
- Give your dresser a good clean up. Use cleaning products, sponge cloth whatever just make sure it’s clean
- Start by sanding the entire surface with a p80. You’re not trying to takeoff all of the wood veneer but you need to get it scratched up so the primer has a surface to stick to.
- Do another coat of sanding with p220.
- Wipe it clean with a cloth to remove all the saw dust
- Prime your entire surface.
- Now it’s time to paint. I started off by using my brush to paint all the small crevices and edges
- Then use the foam roller to roll onto your large surfaces. The foam roller is great because it does not leave streaks. I did two coats of paint for extra coverage
I’ve painted multiple pieces of furniture that I’ve purchased from Facebook marketplace and won’t hesitate to paint more.
I’d love to see how your project turns out. Head over to instagram to share your projects with me @hanashappyhome