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How To Paint Wood Furniture



It doesn’t take a genius to know how to paint wood furniture. You can easily learn it so you can instantly repair and revive your furniture. If you want to give your furniture and interiors a makeover, painting is a great option without breaking the bank.

How To Paint Wood Furniture | 4 Simple Steps

How to paint furniture is one activity you can nail easily during the weekend. You will only need a fixture that badly needs a revamp, pick the right color to upgrade it, and together with the other materials, you will need, in no time your furniture will be looking good as new. Excited? Read on to know exactly what you will need and the steps on how to upgrade your fixture quickly.

What You’ll Need:

What You'll Need | How To Paint Wood Furniture

What You'll Need | How To Paint Wood Furniture

Supplies: 

  • Oil – based Primer
  • Interior Latex Paint
  • Sandpaper (220 grit)
  • Cloth

Tools: 

  • Paint brush
  • Sanding box

How To Paint Wood Furniture:

Step 1: Lay The Cloth

Step 1: Lay The Cloth | How To Paint Wood Furniture

Step 1: Lay The Cloth | How To Paint Wood Furniture

Lay the cloth on the area where you will paint.

Step 2: Sand The Wood Furniture

Step 2: Sand The Wood Furniture | How To Paint Wood Furniture

Step 2: Sand The Wood Furniture | How To Paint Wood Furniture

To prepare the furniture for painting, sand the surface first. Brush off dust after sanding with a dry cloth.

Step 3: Prime Your Fixture

Step 3: Prime Your Fixture | How To Paint Wood Furniture

Step 3: Prime Your Fixture | How To Paint Wood Furniture

An oil-based primer is great for sealing the raw wood. Make sure to give it a good stir. If it has removable parts, like the shelves or drawers, remove them first and prime them. Prime the whole fixture and let it fully dry.

Step 4: Paint Your Furniture

Step 4: Paint Your Furniture | How To Paint Wood Furniture

Step 4: Paint Your Furniture | How To Paint Wood Furniture

Start painting and be sure to choose the right kind of paint for your furniture. Put tape on the parts where you will separate different colors to apply. After you paint, let it dry before doing another coat if necessary. You just gave your furniture a facelift!

Here’s Displays2Go’s video tutorial on how to paint wood furniture: 

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It’s fun to paint and give your furniture a nice makeover. Paint transforms your furniture into just the way you like it. Just be sure not to put paint in areas where it shouldn’t be, like your clothes or your floor! Also, paint in a well-ventilated area and make sure your paint is safe for your children and pets to inhale.

Are you now ready to paint your wood furniture at home? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in August 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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