Most Common Types Of Paint For Furnitures

Aside from the aesthetics factor, anyone can paint a piece of furniture to personalize, to make it more unique and to make it last longer. The furniture’s finish serves as a protective layer to prolong the life of the material underneath it. But with so many types of paints available on the shelves of hardware stores, painting your furniture can be very tricky if you don’t know which paint to use. This guide is aimed to help you choose the best type of paint to use for your project.

PREPPING FOR PAINT

RAW WOOD

SANDING

Roughen out surfaces with rough grit sandpaper while leveling out bumps or wood imperfections. Remove wood burrs that may have been left out from carpentry.

CLEANING

Use a vacuum to remove dust from sanding. Clean surfaces with soap and water. An old toothbrush may be used to reach crevices and corners.

DRYING

Let sit out under the sun for a few hours or an entire day. Check any discoloration as well as any deep crevices to make sure that it is completely dry.

PREFINISHED SURFACES

SANDING

Remove the existing finish with fine grit sandpaper until the material underneath is visible.

CLEANING

Use a vacuum to remove dust from sanding. Clean surfaces with soap and water. An old toothbrush may be used to reach crevices and corners.

DRYING

Let out under the sun for a few hours or an entire day. Check any discoloration as well as any deep crevices to make sure that it is completely dry.

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