furniture can be an easy way to introduce colour to a room without giving it a
complete makeover. Here are some tips from
Brewers Decorator Centres to help you give your furniture a face lift!
Painting furniture can completely revamp the feel to any room.
Prepare the area
Remember, preparation is the key so before you
start make sure you’ve got your sandpaper, paint brushes, dustsheets, dust
masks, masking tape and necessary cleaning products for your project as well as
your paints and primers!
hardware from the furniture such as knobs, handles etc.
3. Patch any chipped, holes or pitted surfaces
4. Sandpaper the surface
Good preparation of surfaces will ensure a longer lasting finish for your furniture. It is best to sand the surface first to give the paint a key to adhere to.
5. Remove residue from the surface
Once wiped over, to remove any loose dust, prime all painting surfaces and allow to dry before applying your top coat of colour.
It is important to make sure the area you’re working in has good ventilation, this is good health and safety practice and will aid the drying of paints.
the surface before painting achieves an even overall finish
2. Allow the
primer to dry and then sand the area using a fine grade paper
Applying a second coat of paint to furniture helps give an even finish.
1. Use a
brush or roller to apply the desired paint to the furniture
When you're painting, start at the top and work
down making sure you smooth out paint drips as you work downwards.
paints are a great way of overhauling the look of furniture, adding depth and character
to the piece.
Gloss and Satin finishes are both suitable for painting
furniture, a gloss finish can often be harder wearing.
It’s always good to apply a second coat of paint to the
furniture once the first has fully dried to give an even finish.
It’s always worth considering sealing the final result with a
varnish or lacquer to add an extra layer of protection and final flourish!
For top tips of the trade pop in to your local Brewers
Decorator Centre who will be happy to suggest the ideal products for the job.