How to paint furniture

Interior items often lose their appearance over time. What if they are still strong and do not want to throw them in the trash? There is a successful way – to paint the outdated furniture with their own hands. Work on the upgrade can be carried out at home. You can choose to paint or lacquer as well as decorate the sample using the materials at hand. Independent change not only saves money, but also allows you to make it the way it is intended.

Before choosing the means for work, evaluate the type of the object of restoration, its original color. Determine whether you will just freshen it up or give it a new look. When choosing the second option, carefully consider how the other color is suitable for the environment in the house.

To decide how to paint the furniture, you need to familiarize yourself with the proposals of construction stores. Do not be lazy and go around a few – perhaps your choice will be cheaper and better. Be sure to look at the production time of the coloring agent and its composition. It is necessary to make a calculation of its consumption, given that the coating involves the application of more than one layer. Do not buy lead compounds – inhalation of their vapors is hazardous to health. Alkyd – more environmentally friendly and dry faster. Varnish must be bought either transparent or tinged.

Check chemical compositions selected on a neutral section of the slab. After each application should be allowed to dry. Assess the result and decide whether it is suitable for restoration.

With a dramatic change in the color of the facade you need to focus on the purpose of the interior. In the nursery, appropriate bright or bright (not screaming) tone, pleasing the eye. Girls love calmer colors and floral motifs, boys prefer dynamic shades.

For the kitchen fit color combinations that match the overall design.

In small rooms, it is better to avoid dark coloring of the facade, especially

if the room is located on the shady side of the house.

The bedrooms need to proceed from the style of the interior (which also affects your choice of the interior paint) and the degree of light.

When placing an updated item in the living room, you need to look at how its appearance matches the color of the wallpaper and the style of the furniture.

How to paint wood furniture

Painting furniture is not drawing on paper. The surface must first be prepared, what technique would you use. The minimum set for decorating:

• Sandpaper of two degrees of stiffness or sanding block

• Degreaser (alcohol or white spirit)

• Primer

• Soft cloth

• respirator (at least – medical mask)

• Paint brushes of different sizes or roller (depending on the scale of the task) or sprayer

• Small detail brush

• Large sponge (it is possible to wash dishes)

• Paint the right colors or white + colors

• Finishing varnish (shellac, acrylic or deck paint)

Protect yourself and the room

• The smell of paint can not only get a headache, but also poisoning. During work, especially if you are skinning or spraying paint or varnish, wear a respirator. It is ideal to paint in the fresh air, but this is not always possible, so keep the windows open during decoration or ventilate as often as possible.

• Protect the room is also important: the most reliable will be to cover the floor and furniture with tape fixed with tape. However, if you paint and apply lacquer with brushes and rollers, and not with a spray can, protection on the floor under the furniture may be enough.


1. First, the surface must be sanded, regardless of whether it is wooden or plastic. This will improve the adhesion to the paint and it will not fall off in the future.

2. Then remove dust by wiping with a soft cloth or running through a wide brush.

3. Degrease with alcohol or another degreaser.

4. Cover with 2-3 layers of primer, each time waiting drying the previous layer.

5. After that, you can begin to paint, apply 2-3 layers of paint, if the technique does not require more.

6. When the furniture is completely dry, you need to fix the result with at least 2 layers of finishing varnish. It can be in a spray can or be applied with a brush.

What to paint?

Ordinary acrylic-based wall paint or spray paint can be used for decoration. Specialized paints for furniture usually cost more and, if properly prepared surface, do not give much difference in the result. You can also buy a separate sprayer in order to fill in the paint of the desired color, and take the white paint itself and tint it with the help of a color scheme, so it will be more economical.

How to paint?

You can paint large areas with a large brush, then modify more complex areas with a smaller brush. In many cases, it is convenient to use a sponge: dip it in paint and apply it to the furniture with dotted movements. So structure

get porous, but without the stains from the brush. A small paint roller will also make the texture more pleasant. When using a balloon, the skills need more, otherwise there may be stains or less stained areas. With proper skills, paint from the canister lays down with the most even texture.

How to paint laminate furniture

You will need an acrylic putty and an adhesion-based primer to be used to prepare the surfaces.

List of additional materials:

• Solvent to remove old paint and varnish;

• Detergent for degreasing;

• Dusters or flannels;

• Gloves;

• Construction tape;

• Sandpaper;

• Glue.

It is better to choose rubber gloves, otherwise the paint will saturate the fabric and remain on your hands.

When buying brushes, be guided not only by price, but also quality. The restoration will become useless if the hairs will constantly remain on the surface. The roller must also be of high quality, with well-fixed foam and no wobbling handle.

For accurate preparation of the surface and its painting in advance equip the workplace. As a litter, use old newspapers, construction film or cardboard from a large box.

Preparation for the process should be thorough. To work you need the following tools:

• Putty knife;

• Knives – carpentry and stationery;

• Screwdrivers;

• Building hairdryer;

• Brushes, rollers of foam rubber for paints canned packaging;

• Scissors.

Before processing the parts, you need to disassemble the structure and unscrew all the accessories. After that, remove the remnants of the original coating with a solvent and a spatula. The old layer can move away is not easy. In this case, soak the solvent and let it swell a little. Then remove the debris with a spatula.

Remove grease and dirt by applying detergent. Dry the stove. Then clean it with sandpaper, create a rough surface. Seal cracks and cavities with putty. Let dry. Look for any irregularities. Prepare a primer and apply it on the stove. She plays a big role in painting.

Primer – the main character in the renovation of the facade of furniture. To work it needs a little bit, and benefit it brings more, leveling the plane and saving the consumption of coloring and varnish. Makes coating much stronger. It is better to use it in two layers so that the base is more reliable.

Check the condition of the paintwork materials: dilute too thick formulations with a solvent. Apply the paint evenly to the surface and smooth it with a roller. Embossed joints tint brush. Using an aerosol or spray gun makes the task easier, but after that a lot of spraying on other surfaces remains. In this case, you need to protect the place of work impenetrable barriers. To do this, you can use a large cardboard or stretch the plastic film.

Then apply a second coat and allow to dry. Repeat the same with varnish. If a drawing or an ornament is supposed to be applied, then it must be done before varnishing. For drawing a print, prepare a stencil. Secure it carefully while working with construction scotch tape.

After complete drying, proceed to the assembly of the structure. Do not forget the fittings. After completing the work, choose a place where you will place your updated object so that it looks the most advantageous.

Decor elements

Often, objects are refreshed with decorating. Drawings, ornaments, contrasting inserts, parts of the facade of fabric or wallpaper – just a small list of ideas to give the subject a new look. Of the materials are also suitable artificial glass, colored paper, newspaper (magazine) clippings and much more.

You can revive the coating with the help of contrasting colors, skillfully selected for the general style of the room. Brown tones (all shades of a natural tree), yellow with blue, red with green are well combined.

An alternative to painting can be to cover furniture with a self-adhesive film. To pick a suitable shade (perhaps with a picture) is real in any hardware store.

An exclusive view will serve to revise the attitude to the item that has served as an obsolete one. Do not rush to send it to the dump. See what you can do with a cupboard, table, or cabinet. Then you do not have to spend the budget for expensive the setting.