Minwax® PolyShades® is an easy way to change the color of your currently stained or polyurethane finished wood . There’s no stripping or heavy sanding necessary to remove the old finish!
5 Ways to Update Furniture Without Paint Washi Tape. Washi tape is a FABULOUS way to give furniture a new look! Furniture Tacks or Nailheads. If you don’t mind a piece getting a little “holey,” furniture tacks (nailheads) or pushpins can be a great way to give a piece of furniture a new look! Fabric or Paper. New Hardware. Baskets (or Other Accessories)
It is best to prime all painting surfaces to prevent stains from bleeding through the new paint . Primer must match the type of paint you have chosen. For furniture it’s best to use a satin or semigloss finish in either a latex or an oil-based paint . Never leave primer unpainted.
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.
Darken Cabinets WITHOUT Stripping the Existing Finish – lightly sand with 150 grit, Rustoleum Varathane Gel Stain in Dark Walnut, apply with a thick sock to avoid brush strokes, 3 coats, let dry 12 hours in between each coat, spray with Deft Clear Wood Finish in Satin Lacquer and let dry overnight.
Each piece of furniture is different and requires a different plan. I use a brush most of the time, but a roller comes in pretty handy and speeds up the process of painting large pieces of furniture .
A decorative paint known for its matte, chalky appearance, chalk paint is a popular choice for giving furniture and home decor a rustic, vintage, or shabby-chic style. Because it can easily be given a distressed look, chalk paint is ideal for those who want to add character and vintage charm to their home.
When it’s time to paint, make sure to select a high-quality water-based enamel paint , which will give you a hard finish that’s similar to an oil paint . Kitchen tables take a beating, and you’ll need a paint that can withstand plates, cups and all sorts of other objects banging it every single day.
When You Can Skip Sanding , Deglossing and Priming If the finish on your furniture isn’t damaged or chipping, it’s flat not shiny and you aren’t painting it a drastically different color, then you may be able to just go ahead and start painting . Before painting though, do make sure the piece is clean.
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.
Chalk paint adheres to furniture beautifully without the use of primer and (usually) no sanding . A quick cleaning is typically all you need . With that being said, there’s very rarely a piece of furniture that goes through our shop that doesn’t need some type of prep work before paint .