Is your wooden furniture old? Do you consider how to make it newer with the lowest cost? The best way is that you just paint it and make it a new finish. Is it easy? Yes, of course. However, you have to be harder and more carefully when painting it. In this writing, Zava Furniture will introduce some ways to re-new your wooden furniture. Let’s try.

1. Preparing area for painting

Place drop cloths on the floor, and open any windows and doors to allow plenty of ventilation into the area. Position the wood furniture that is to be painted on the cloths. Put on a face mask, and possibly gloves, before beginning. If you have yard, move it in the yard to have more space.

2. Remove any necessary hardware from the furniture

Maybe you’re renovating a chest of drawers, or a dresser; in that case, you want to remove any hardware that’s attached to the furniture before you paint it.

3. Patch any chipped, holed, or pitted surfaces with wood filler

Apply most of the wood filler to the damaged part of the wood, not to the undamaged wood, although there can be some overlap (and you’ll be able to sand it down later). Use the putty knife to scrape away excess wood filler and allow it to dry.

4. Sandpaper the surface of the furniture

This can be managed by using a piece of sandpaper with a sandpaper block, or by using a hand sander for larger pieces. The goal is to remove any protective varnish or lacquer that is on the surface of the wood, making it easier for the primer coat to adhere.

  • Pay close attention to any scroll work or other indentations in the wood, making sure to sand those by hand as thoroughly as possible.
  • Pay special attention to the areas where wood filler was applied. Sand enough so that the filled portions are flush with the rest of the furniture.

5. Remove any residue left after sanding the furniture surface

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Wiping gently with a clean tack cloth will help remove the residue and leave the clean surface. If necessary, use a mild detergent and wipe the wood surface dry with the cloth.

6. Prime if you want an even look on your furniture

Using a paintbrush and a roller, gently brush an even coat of the primer on the surface of the wood. Use a paintbrush along corners, edges, and harder-to-reach areas; use the roller to hit wide-spaced, even areas that aren’t contoured. Allow the primer to dry before moving on to painting the furniture piece.

7. Sand the primed surface after it has dried

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Go over every area of primed surface with a fine-grit sandpaper. This will help your paint bond to the primer even better than it already does. Be sure, however, to wipe away any sawdust or residue with a tack cloth before you hit the surface with paint.

8. Paint the wooden furniture, first with a roller and later with a brush

Go over even surfaces of the furniture with a foam roller, if possible. Then, using even strokes, redo the area with a paintbrush, paying special attention to the places where rollers cannot apply paint — such as edges and corners. Allow the coat to dry, and inspect the piece for any areas that are not completely covered by the paint.

9. Apply a second coat of paint, if necessary

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Most painters will find that a coat of primer and paint won’t give the furniture that professional look that they’re seeking. Wait for the first coat of paint to dry (overnight is best, but at least 6 hours), and then hit it with another coat of the same paint, using the methods described above.

10. Seal the paint job on the wooden furniture (optional)

Once the paint is dry, apply a lacquer or sealant to protect the paint from nicks and scratches. This will also add a slight gloss to the piece, a feature that works well in many decorating schemes. Make sure the sealant is dry before moving the piece into the area of the home where it will be used and Finish.

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