It's always not desirable to buy something if it has lost its charm. Just update your old furniture with some wood paint and be pocket friendly :)
- Unfinished furniture that you want to update.
-Sandpaper or a sponge
- Foam Paintbrush
- Painter’s drop cloth
To give your furniture an updated version let's start off with
Take up sandpaper, 80 or 100 grit sandpaper would work . You can also take up an orbital sander. All you need to do is to remove the old paint and stains from the old furniture. Once the main portion of the colour and stains have been removed you can switch to a higher grit sandpaper so as to smoothen the surface.
Once you are done with sanding you need to wipe away the dust so that it does not interrupt you while priming and painting.
Priming is an important step that you cannot skip if you are looking to have a good wood painting ahead. Priming means coving your already sand furniture with a thin layer that looks like paint. Make sure that your furniture does not carry any dust particles or residuals left after sanding. You can prefer a spray primer as it gives very smooth and neater coats. Several thin layers of primers have to be applied so that your furniture gets an even layer of primer.
This is finally the last step for giving your wood furniture an all-new look. Prefer thin paints as they give a better and smoother coat. After 1st coat of paint wait for it to dry and then go for the 2nd coat. At least 2 coats of paint are required to give it a nice look. Well, coats of paint that your furniture requires depends on your satisfaction. You can first go for mat-looks and then add a semi-gloss paint layer at the end to give it a proficient look.
Once you are satisfied with your furniture looks you can leave it for drying.
You need to cover the knobs or handles of the furniture paints so that they are not put in contact with the paint.
Also, keep the paintbrushes in a piece of plastic as they might cause mess and if kept in touch with your wet furniture can increase your work.
Cover other furniture nearby with a drop cloth so that they can be protected while painting other furniture. The best precaution that you can take is that you can paint your single piece of furniture in some garden area of your home. No mess, no tensions.
Your furniture is ready. Updated furniture!!