This is a easy tutorial post on how to spray paint furniture! I have done this several times to a lot of my furniture pieces and they always come out looking amazing! Try it out the next time you want to spice up an old furniture piece and follow these few steps!
In the last few days, I have received several emails and comments asking for a “how to” on how I paint my furniture. Honestly, every piece is different but typically we do the same few steps. I will use my dresser redo to explain things since that is where the majority of the questions came from! You gals are so sweet with all of the compliments!
Spray Painting Furniture
- First, lightly sand down the furniture and clean.
Make sure to wipe off the dust from sanding! This will round up the wood a bit and because we are using spray paint, I want it to stick really well.
- Next, remove all of the hardware.
Put all of the hardware in a baggie so nothing gets lost…especially the screws!
- If you are painting a dresser of some sort, next take out all of the drawers and lay them face up.
Start by priming all of the drawers and make sure to do at least 2 coats before using the spray paint. Also lay out all of the hardware and spray those as well!
- Finally, spray paint the furniture and let dry.
Make sure your furniture completely drys before sealing it with Polycrilic and bringing it back into the house. Sometimes I take a sand black and lightly sand to make the wood look distressed.
How to Spray Paint a Dresser
For this piece, it was a dark wood with a glossy lacquer of some sort over top. I started by lightly sanding the dresser to remove some of that shiny junk off… I know, I sound so professional 😉 Then, I wiped off the dust from sanding. This roughened up the wood a bit and since I was using spray paint, I wanted it to stick really well. I also recommend using Gloss Off. You can get it from Home Depot and it helps the paint adhere better. I removed all the hardware and put it in a sandwich baggie so I didn’t lose anything. Losing screws and hardware = not cool. Not like I’ve lost any in the middle of a project or anything 😉
Next, I took all of the drawers and put them “face up” in the grass (I like to spray in the grass because once you mow the grass all your paint goes bye-bye and you have no overspray issues or clean-up! Sa-weeeet!