By Belle Dixon. Furniture. Published at Thursday, October 04th, 2018 - 01:53:29 AM.
How to paint wood furniture is an easy job to do. You can make your old furniture get new look. There are some easy steps you can do to freshen the appearance of old furniture.
The first one is sanding the wood furniture. It should be done in a proper way to ensure the even and smooth finish that is not prone to chipping. You can use the orbital sander or sandpaper based on your preparation. It is to remove any protective varnish or lacquer on the wood surface. It is to make it easier for the primer coat to adhere.
The next step is removing the dust after sanding. It is important to remove all the dust to keep the paint and the primer coat stick to the wood surface. Wipe the dust gently with a clean tack cloth. Then you can start priming. The priming is aimed to get an even look on the furniture.
You can use both a paintbrush and a roller. Using a spray primer also a good option since it can give a neater, thinner coat than a brush-on. Let the prime dry for ten minutes or so depending on the manufacturer recommendations and the weather in your place and you can apply for another coat.
Make sure the wood furniture is covered with a thin, even coat of primer. Sand the primed surface after it has dried to help the paint bond to the primer even better than it already does. The most important thing on how to paint wood furniture is the painting.
The painting process should be done in a good way so that the result will be best. It is also important to do a number of coats like the primer. Applying five thin coats is better than applying one thick coat. The thin coats look better, and they will be more durable. When applying the second coat, wait for the first coat to dry overnight or at least 6 hours.
Once the paint is dry, you can seal the paint job by applying a lacquer or sealant to protect the paint from nicks and scratches. Make sure the sealant is dry before moving the piece into the area of the home where it will be used. It is optional to be done on how to paint wood furniture.
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