Spray painting is a quick and easy way to update the look of your furniture. Whether positive or negative, most people have had some sort of experience using spray paint. Let’s face it…it’s not as easy as you think to get the professional look you expect – there is an art to it. These professional tips will teach you how to paint furniture in a fraction of the time.
My decorating style has evolved over the years. I used to decorate with a very Tuscan influence. I loved the dark colors, the heavy plaster textures and anything with iron.
As time passes, and my tastes change, I find myself transitioning to more of a rustic modern design style. What is that you ask? The key to a rustic modern space is an open floor plan, modern furniture, and preserved and exposed natural architectural elements. The color scheme is fairly monochromatic with large windows bringing the outdoors in. This style says “I am a little bit fancy but please come in, take your shoes off and stay a while” In my opinion, its the best of both worlds.
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How to Paint Furniture With Spray Paint Supplies:
- Spray paint (I used this color and I love it)
- 220 grit sandpaper
- sanding block
- Krud Kutter
- Rosin Paper
How to Paint Furniture: Spray Painting
Step 1) Remove all hardware from your piece of furniture.
I chose to remove the tuscan-looking iron panels from the sides to give it a more contemporary look.
Step 2) Sand your furniture piece with 220-grit sandpaper.
Step 3) Clean the piece with a degreaser (this is the one I use).
Before you begin spray painting, shake the can for at least 2 minutes. One of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to spray painting is not shaking the can sufficiently.
Step 4) Begin spray painting your piece. Remember… two or three light coats is always better than one heavy coat.
Diva Tip: When painting a vertical surface, start spraying at the bottom of your piece and work your way up the piece with light even coats. Spray paint begins to dry immediately so the dry paint will keep the wet paint from sagging.
When spray painting a flat surface, spray from side to side using light even strokes.
I pulled the drawer out and painted it separately. Let the entire piece dry then touch up where needed.
Step 5) Reattach hardware
As you can see, spray painting is a fast and easy way update the look of a piece of furniture. With these easy tips on how to paint furniture with spray paint, you will look at your furniture painting projects in an entirely different light.
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