The most common question I get is about how to paint furniture. I get questions here on the blog, on Facebook and in person from followers, friends and family. To help answer these questions, I created a furniture painting guide so you can get all the information you need in one place.
When I first started painting, and it seemed so intimidating! Like what if I ruin this dresser forever? It just seems so permanent. If you get it on your favorite shirt, it really is. But as far as furniture goes, everything is fixable with a little elbow grease.
The thing with painting is that there are so many different variables that go into how you treat a piece of furniture. Some of them you can learn to identify before starting, and prepare for those pieces beforehand. (Or you can learn to avoid the trouble pieces if you’re on the hunt for furniture to paint). Other times, even the most seasoned painter has to do some damage control, like when an old stain bleeds through your fresh paint job.
Most of us learn these things through trial and error, but I’ve been learning from my mistakes for about 4 years now, and I have some general advice I give everyone when they ask. It’s the basic information you need to start your project and see it through to completion. I compiled everything I know into a short and sweet furniture painting guide. There’s also a supply list to keep you from running to the home improvement store 5 times in one day.
Been there, done that, still do that sometimes.
So if you’re intimidated and don’t know where to start, this furniture painting guide is for you. Even if you’ve been around the painting block, I still think you can benefit from some of this information. And the best part, it’s free!
So download it, print it off, get everything you need, then paint something!