When I painted my first piece of furniture nearly 10 years ago, I would have never dreamed painting furniture would become “all the rage” in the DIY world. Now, you can’t get on Pinterest without something about painting furniture popping up within five minutes.
In all honesty, I had no idea what I was doing when I first painted furniture. I do remember using a black Sharpie to mark up the piece, then painting over it, then sanding where the Sharpie marks were to distress it. See – I had no clue. Distressed furniture isn’t my style too much anymore, but in the last decade, I have learned some best practices for painting furniture.
Tips and Tricks for Painting Furniture
Having trouble figuring out what type of paint you should use on a certain surface? This posts guides you through the various types of paint and what kind of surface you can use each one on.
Topcoats used to elude me. I had no clue what kind of topcoat to use when. This post breaks each topcoat down and gives examples of what topcoat to use when.
This had to happen to me a few times before I figured out what I was doing wrong. Have you had paint peel on a piece of furniture you painted? Is it not one of the most frustrating feelings in the world?! This post helps fix that little problem.
I get questions often about painting furniture. To make it helpful to everyone, I started putting all those Q & A’s in one place.
There are a few tools and supplies for painting furniture that I’ve become partial to. They haven’t let me down yet.
For bigger furniture painting projects, I tend to use my paint sprayer. I’ll be the first to say, I used to detest paint sprayers. The problem though was that I hadn’t found the right one. After I finally did find the right one, I fell in love.
And a few of my favorite painting techniques…
If you’re looking for the easiest way out when painting furniture, then you need to read this one.
If you’re a fan of a washed-out “beachy” look, then you will definitely want to see how easy it is to create a beachy colored look with paint and glaze.
Colored stain definitely isn’t for everyone, but it’s a fun technique to use on smaller pieces. It’s also really easy to make.
Another type of thing that isn’t for everyone, but fun and easy to make. You can make furniture glaze in any color and then layer it on top of your paint. I really like the way most colors look layered on top of white – it has a beachy feel to it.
Do you have any great tips for painting furniture? Please share with the rest of us in the comments!
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