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
How to paint furniture? Let’s get painting
I’ve painted multiple pieces of furniture that I’ve purchased from Facebook marketplace and won’t hesitate to paint more.
- 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’d love to see how your project turns out. Head over to instagram to share your projects with me @hanashappyhome