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If you weren’t already aware of the fact, then we are going to let you in on a little secret; painting your furniture is making a huge comeback.
If your Welland pine bedroom furniture is looking a bit tired and in need of repair, you don’t have to throw it away and go out searching for new furniture; a lick of paint will have it looking brand new before you know it.
Even if you feel like you don’t know the first thing about painting or decorating furniture, it is easily done. You could even buy old, junk furniture and give it a new coat of paint; this would also work out cheaper than buying new furniture.
Here, we will give you three steps you definitely should be following to ensure your tired-looking furniture suddenly has a brand new feel about it; even guests to your home might think you have bought new items.
The first step you need to take is to prepare the surface for the work ahead by removing any handles or knobs that may be on the items you will be working on.
If the furniture item has never been painted previously, you will need to apply a water-based primer before starting with the paint.
If the item has been painted, old or flaking paint needs to be removed with sandpaper then wash the surface down to ensure all flakes are removed. Then apply one or, preferably two, coats of acrylic water-based primer for wood.
Use a brush to apply a coat of water-based acrylic paint, working in the same direction as the grain of the wood.
Thickly applied paint will not dry properly so make sure you remove the excess paint from the brush and smooth the paint layer out as thinly and evenly as possible.
Leave to dry thoroughly before smoothing off any surface marks with very fine sandpaper and then applying a second coat.
The final step to making your furniture look new is to add a finish to it; this could either be wax, varnish, or any finish you feel would work best in your household.
How a piece of furniture looks is as important as the strength it has; so choosing varnish to be the finish definitely comes out on top when you consider durability because it is a surface finish, meaning that any damage is to the varnish, not to the actual wood furniture.
And to make it all sound even better, it will only take you a few hours from start to finish to complete your project, so if you aren’t a big lover of painting, it isn’t going to take you too long.