Want to renew your decor? One of the cheaper ways to add color and change the style of an environment is painting, but the walls are not the only thing that you can paint. A table, chairs or desk painted in another color can make your home look completely different, and only for the price of a can of paint and a new paintbrush.
Painting furniture is also a good way to renew it, especially if it was already beginning to show signs of aging. While painting a piece of furniture is pretty easy, make sure to follow these tips and guides to paint your old furniture so that the new finish is of good quality and last for years. Check out also the furniture decorating idea that will be trends in 2014!
Sanding is an essential part to paint wood, and that will help the paint to adhere better to the surface. If the piece has no plan to paint or varnish finished, you can skip the sanding, but you’ll need it if the surface is rough or stained. Match gently across the surface of the furniture with a 80 grit or 100. Make sure to always go in the same direction, to prevent marks. Make this part of slow work, and to help the paint has a better finish. After sanding, clean the entire surface with a damp cloth and let the furniture dry for a few minutes.
Primers help to regulate paint layers covering the surface better, have a better finish and prevent spots to finish painting the piece. Pick a base paint gray because it is easier to cover with any color of paint. But if you plan to paint your furniture with white base paint, remember to always use primer with same type as regular paint, and either synthetic or plastic. Some paints now come with the primer already mixed, helping you save money and time. When considering using this option, be sure that the brand you are choosing to be good quality.
One coat is all you need based paint, use a small brush or roller, as these will help you have more control, and covers the entire surface. Do not worry if the base paint is not uniform in color, as this will work it through the layers of paint of your color choice. Leave the paint to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions, usually about two hours. See also other decorating ideas; grey, white and beige color combination for any room.
Use a new brush or roller to paint two coats of paint on your furniture. Use little paint on each layer. The finish will look better with several finite layers thicker than a few, and they will not be brush marks. To prevent paint bubbles slow and let the paint dry completely between coats. If you are a beginner, use a small roller and help you cover the surface faster than a brush. Use a brush on the edges, and wherever they have drops of paint. Maybe you also interested in wall tile painting tips in our previous topics.
Make sure to dry the furniture surface for several hours before adding a new layer so that the paint does not run. Before painting the second coat, sand lightly where needed (either by drops or other marks from the brush or roller). Let the furniture dry completely for at least 24 hours when you’re done, as this will help the VOC gases are aired. If you can, let the piece dry in the sun, and that will help cure the paint better.
A few coats of polyurethane furniture help you have more protection because the paint last longer a part of that can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Use polyurethane waterborne. Polyurethane has different glosses, gloss, semi-gloss and glossy, use the one you like to paint the furniture and it is depending on what you want your furniture will be.
Two layers applied, leaving the surface dry for several hours before applying it to prevent the second marks. Use a new brush or roller and paint can light. Leave your furniture to dry for about 72 hours before use to prevent marks. Once the surface is completely dry, it is time to enjoy your new furniture.