Furniture painting is a very delicate task which, when done properly, is very rewarding and an incredibly useful way of improving the look and feel of your furniture without you having to change the furniture totally. For people who are not financially buoyant to change their furniture, painting your furniture over is a great way of overhauling the condition of your furniture and preserving them for an even longer time. If you are running a very low budget and cannot afford to hire professional painters because of budget issues, this post is for you. It is a step-by-step direction to painting your furniture yourself.
This is probably the more mentioned rule in do-it-yourself tutorials and there is a good reason why it is very often mentioned. Assembling all the needed tools before commencing work on painting your furniture yourself helps you avoid the confusion that comes from having to pause your work halfway just to go get a particular item or another. Some of the items required for painting are: Oil Soap, Medium Grit Sandpaper, Fine Grit Sandpaper, Primer, Tack Cloth, Paint, Paintbrush, Foam Roller, Paint Sprayer (Optional), and Topcoat. Remember that choosing the right kind of paint is a very important factor to consider.
Preparation continues after assembling the needed tools. This time, it is the preparation of the furniture. First, you have to take note that the furniture is made of wood and therefore requires specific attention when preparing it for paint. You cannot just slap paint on the furniture and call it a day. First you have to clean the furniture with your wood soap and after the furniture is dry, commence sanding with the medium grit sandpaper. When the furniture is dry and free of dust, apply primer so that your paint will adhere. Applying the primer at this point is very important because without it, the paint would easily peel off within days of painting. After the primer has been applied, sand again with the fine grit sandpaper. After sanding this time, use the tack cloth to clean the dust off the surface.
When it's time for painting, take special care to apply the paint to the piece of furniture. Select either the foam roller or the paint sprayer to apply paint to the body of the furniture. Then use the paintbrush to apply paint to the crevices of the furniture. It is much advisable to use a paint that has a glossier finish because flat finishes will show prints and are hard to clean, but glossy finishes are quite easy to clean if there happens to be stain prints on the furniture by the time you are done. Make sure to choose a quality paint. After painting has been done, take the furniture to a temperate place and allow the paint to dry. Make sure to keep away from moist and rain and direct harsh sunlight.
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