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How to Paint Furniture?

Paint is very important for the life of the furniture. Paint not only enhances the grace of the furniture but also saves it from termites. Many times you call an expert to paint your old furniture and spend lot of bucks on it. In this article, we have mentioned some easy steps to paint furniture. Read the article and learn to paint furniture by yourself.

Paint Furniture

Things Required to Paint Furniture

  • Primer
  • Oil Soap
  • Sandpaper
  • Fine Sandpaper
  • Soft Cloth
  • Paint
  • Foam Roller
  • Paintbrush
  • Topcoat
  • Paint Sprayer

Steps to Paint Furniture

1.) Dry Clean to Paint Furniture

Steps to Follow:

  • First, rub your piece of furniture to remove stains.
  • You can’t just apply the coat of paint directly on to the furniture and rest for the day. It will skin and damage.
  • The paint will not last and will get out of the furniture surface.
  • The first thing everyone should do before painting any furniture is to clean the surface of furniture properly.
  • Particularly when it has been desk around in a dirty garage or loading space.
  • Oil Soap works best here and it’s nontoxic for furniture.
  • The reason of dusting or dry clean is when you apply paint directly to the furniture the dust particles will not allow the paint to bond with the furniture.
  • Take away all drawers before beginning to paint and work on those alone.

2.) Use Sandpaper to Paint Furniture

Steps to Follow:

  • There are lots of experts out there that state you don’t need to sandpaper.
  • There are also lots of paints and primers saying that no application of sandpaper is necessary.
  • But from my opinion applying sandpaper is a must. It doesn’t harm the surface of the furniture.
  • Rub gently all the surfaces with the help of good quality sandpaper. Be alert not to scratch the surface of furniture.
  • You’re just looking to uneven it up a slight so the primer has roughly to stick to; you’re not trying to slip the surface of furniture.
  • Use grit if you are sanding furniture with an existing paint.

3.) Remove Scum to Paint Furniture

Steps to Follow:

  • Rub down the surface of the furniture with a soft cloth to take away any scum.
  • Avoid the use of paper towel.
  • This will help to make the surface of the furniture smooth to paint it smooth.
  • Don’t risk on any other cloth to check if it is a lint-free cloth. Just use the soft cloth.

4.) Prime to Paint Furniture

Steps to Follow:

  • Use the top quality primer to paint the furniture, if you’re priming the laminate furniture.
  • The top quality primer is Zinsser B-I-N Shellac.
  • Else, apply Zinsser Bulls-Eye 1-2-3 primer.
  • Prime the furniture with the help of a mini foam roller.
  • You can also use a foam brush to reach any hard-to-reach areas.
  • Make sure the primer gets dry as per the instructions written on the can.
  • Once your primer is dry fully, remove away any scum with sandpaper, and clean your furniture down with a soft cloth.
  • This helps your paint to bond with furniture better and it also hides any stains or marks in the wood.

5.) Apply Paint to Paint Furniture

Steps to Follow:

  • Take a mini foam roller to apply semi-gloss latex paint three thin coats.
  • Let three to four hours gap between every coats.
  • It is essential to apply sandpaper in between the paint coats if you have any bubbles or scum on the furniture.
  • Use the earlier one sandpaper and a new soft cloth.
  • The new soft cloth is very crucial here.
  • You need to take away every dot of lint and dirt before applying the paint in the next stage.
  • It’s perfect so the whole thing displays.
  • Many times you will blame the paint quality for the tiny bubbles and fuzz on the furniture.
  • The reason for this is because you have not cleaned everything properly with the soft cloth.

6.) Proper Maintenance to Paint Furniture

Steps to Follow:

  • Proper maintenance is also very important after applying the paint.
  • Paint shine and life totally depends on the way you care about it.
  • After painting the furniture, take a new foam roller to rub on a tinny coat of water-based protection on the furniture.
  • Make sure you apply this coat very softly with the foam roller to remove any bubbles that can form with the foam roller.
  • Wait for two days to let it dry properly using; else, it can get sticky.

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