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.  

How to Paint Furniture? There are lots of ways but one of my favorites is spray painting! Spray painting furniture is a quick and easy diy project. Pro tips

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.

How to Paint Furniture? There are lots of ways but one of my favorites is spray painting! Spray painting furniture is a quick and easy diy project. Pro tips

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:

How to Paint Furniture: Spray Painting 

How to Paint Furniture? There are lots of ways but one of my favorites is spray painting! Spray painting furniture is a quick and easy diy project. Pro tips

Step 1) Remove all hardware from your piece of furniture.

How to Paint Furniture? There are lots of ways but one of my favorites is spray painting! Spray painting furniture is a quick and easy diy project. Pro tips

I chose to remove the tuscan-looking iron panels from the sides to give it a more contemporary look.

How to Paint Furniture? There are lots of ways but one of my favorites is spray painting! Spray painting furniture is a quick and easy diy project. Pro tips

Step 2) Sand your furniture piece with 220-grit sandpaper.

Step 3) Clean the piece with a degreaser (this is the one I use).

How to Paint Furniture? There are lots of ways but one of my favorites is spray painting! Spray painting furniture is a quick and easy diy project. Pro tips

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. 

How to Paint Furniture? There are lots of ways but one of my favorites is spray painting! Spray painting furniture is a quick and easy diy project. Pro tips

When spray painting a flat surface, spray from side to side using light even strokes.

How to Paint Furniture? There are lots of ways but one of my favorites is spray painting! Spray painting furniture is a quick and easy diy project. Pro tips

I pulled the drawer out and painted it separately.  Let the entire piece dry then touch up where needed.

How to Paint Furniture? There are lots of ways but one of my favorites is spray painting! Spray painting furniture is a quick and easy diy project. Pro tips

Step 5)  Reattach hardware

How to Paint Furniture? There are lots of ways but one of my favorites is spray painting! Spray painting furniture is a quick and easy diy project. Pro tips

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.  

How to Paint Furniture? There are lots of ways but one of my favorites is spray painting! Spray painting furniture is a quick and easy diy project. Pro tips

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