Instructions Prepare the Furniture . First, remove all hardware and mask off any areas that you don’t want to paint , using painter’s tape. Sand the Existing Finish . Color the Bare Wood. Apply the Main Color. Apply a Second Coat. Sand and Buff. Add Finishing Touches.
Materials Needed old (or unfinished) piece of furniture. latex or acrylic paint in a color of your choice. water-based primer. oil-based stain (that will function as a glaze) oil-based polyurethane. orbital sander.
Achieve the look by using your choice of stain or a tinted glaze over white painted furniture . Place a plastic tarp on a smooth work surface. Sand all the areas you wish to antique using a fine-grit sandpaper. Pour some of the stain or glaze into a disposable container while wearing rubber gloves.
Sand to Finish Wait two days to allow the paint to dry completely. Using a medium-grit sanding sponge, scuff corners, edges, and details where the piece would naturally show wear, letting the underlayer of paint —and even a bit of raw wood —peek through in spots. Continue until you get the distressed look you want.
Prepare Your Space. Start by laying down drop cloths and preparing the area. Sand and Clean the Piece. Sand the surface of the piece. Paint the Piece. Apply Wax and Top Layer of Paint (Optional) Distress the Piece with Sandpaper and Steel Wool. Apply a Stain (Optional) Protect the Finished Piece with Polyurethane.
When Should You Paint Antique Furniture ? Antique furniture can look very good when painted. Many pieces of old furniture simply aren’t worth the time and money to restore them to their original finish – they aren’t valuable or sentimental.
But overall, yes, in most cases, chalk paint is pretty user-friendly in that it really does require little prep. It will stick really well to your stuff. 😉 But use some common sense along with it. Time for a pretty furniture makeover break.
Milk paint , which you can purchase as a powder or premixed, or even whip it up yourself at home, is a nontoxic and biodegradable paint option that’s great for use on wood furniture—and if you mix it with an equal part of bonding agent, you don’t need to sand the piece before beginning.
Here are 5 Ways To Paint Furniture Without Sanding : USE A MINERAL PAINT. Mineral paint is very similar to chalk style paints in that no prep or prime is required. USE MILK PAINT + BONDING AGENT. As I already mentioned, the antique desk in this post was not prep- sanded . USE A BONDING PRIMER. USE A LIQUID SANDER /DEGLOSSER.