Best way to paint wood furniture

You are obviously here because you want to know the best and probably the easiest way to paint wood furniture right? As always I am going to give you the best instructions in the easiest of formats and we are going to do an amazing job at it. 

No more unsatisfactory results. Follow this guide to get the best results from the comfort of your own home So here today I’m going to give you a guide on how to paint furniture and how to get perfect results. It will not be easy but at the same time, it will not be hard as well. 

Just follow these simple steps and trust me, everything will be as smooth as an apple’s skin. So let’s get started with what you will actually need:

  • face cover and eye cover
  • hardware gloves
  • floor covers
  • sander
  • rough cloth
  • primer
  • paint brush
  • gloss latex paint
  • protective finish

When you have these you are ready to get started. I know most of them to seem unnecessary. But trust me when I tell you that you will not get the job done without either of them. Even if you do, you’d probably have hurt yourself or something along those lines.

Stage 1: Start by sanding

Trust me sanding is a must. This is where the sander or your sandpaper comes in. You are just removing the smooth surface and making it a bit rough so that you paint has something to adhere to, otherwise, be careful to not actually strip or furniture and deform it. So take your time and do it well. 

There’s really no need to rush. Do not believe what they say when they tell you that sanding is a must. Or that certain primers and finishes do not need you to sand. If you do that your paint will probably start peeling in a few days or weeks so just be safe and sand. 

After sanding just dust off the particles and see if it is not as smooth and you are certain that paint can adhere, if not continue sanding but be careful so as not to deform the shape of your piece. 

Stage 2: Remove the saw dust residue

Now I know that you may decide on using simple cloths but just be wise and use a tack cloth and safer for you and your furniture. So when you are done sanding and you are perfectly satisfied with the job its best to move on to the second stand and remove any residue and lint before we get anywhere. 

Make sure that your surface is smooth and make sure you have your gloves on to prevent any splinters. Once done with the tack cloth check to make sure that there are no splinters and when you are done and you are certain that is it smooth enough we move on to the next stage. 

Stage 3: Use a Primer

Make sure you coat the whole piece especially where you want to paint over and make sure that every inch you sanded is laminated. This is where the brush or mini foam roller comes in. You should prime laminate your furniture with one of the best primers you can find out there. 

Upon doing that follow the instructions of the primer that you would have gotten, let it dry as you are instructed. When you are done follow all the instructions on the primer and let it dry so we can move on to the next stage and guess what its the last stage. Almost

Stage 4: Use your Latex paint

Follow what they say on your paint if they say it’s okay to paint over whilst still wet then do so. But normally I’d wait 4 to 6 hours then apply the second coat, wait another 4-6 hours and apply the last coat. So here we are, the part and the time that we have all been waiting for. It’s time to paint that piece. 

So most people apparently say that its okay to use two coats but I say three. Three seals the deal trust me and you will not regret the results one bit. So get your paint brush, or mini foam roller and use your semi-gloss latex paint. It is best to let it dry after each coat. When you are done, let your paint dry up and we move on to the last stage. The one we have been all waiting for. 

Stage 5: Use a protective finish

We are done and the last thing we have to do before we set our piece out to dry is to finish it with a protective finish. At this point when you are finishing your piece you are enhancing the sight. If you didn’t fully remove all the residue as I told you to, you will find a few bumps and tucks on your piece but all in all, apply the finish and let it dry for a while. 

After a few days, you can wipe it off with scented oil to make the smell of paint go away and voila!!. You have become a master at painting furniture. 

Please Note!

Painting may seem easy for a lot of people but be warned that certain processed during this painting phase might actually be harmful to you and the people are around you so to be safe please cover your face to avoid inhaling and lint and paint chemicals, makes sure to wear gloves when painting as well as sanding the furniture to avoid paint stains and splinters. 

And be sure to cover the floor area you will be working on as you might end up with paint stains all over the floor. If all that is set I think we can now start. 

Well, there you have it, folks, painting 101, for beginners but can also be used by pros. This method will ensure that you get the best results and when I say best, trust and believe that I mean best. If you followed through the instructions you will be pleased with your piece. So enjoy your painting and remember to be careful. Can you put polyurethane over chalk paint? Follow that link to find out.

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