Friday, November 11, 2011

Painting Wood Furniture

Hubby and I had a blast doing this weekend project! And it was simpler than we expected. The best part -- we saved a ton of money by not buying a new bedroom set.

We found this wood dresser in great shape from a inexpensive second-hand shop.
We also got a nice chest of drawers from an unpainted furniture store.

We Used:
Valspar Asthma & Allergy Friendly White Paint in Satin
Valspar Maximum Adhesion Bonding Primer
Denatured Alcohol
Rags (to use with alcohol)
Tarp to Protect Floors from Paint
Fine Sand Paper
2" and 3" Paint Brushes
Screw Driver (to remove hard-ware from furniture)

Step One: For stained furniture: Use a rag and some denature alcohol to clean the surface; lightly sand the wood surface with fine sandpaper.
(Some say you can use rubbing alcohol instead of denatured)
For unpainted furniture, you can skip straight to step two.

Step Two: Apply primer and let dry over night.
(Most primers only need a couple hours to dry; however, the longer you let it sit, the better it will bond with your paint.)

Step Three: Now the fun part! Apply your first & second coat of paint. (Check the can for drying time.)

After drying, reassemble. And that's it!

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