How to paint old furniture.

We all often catch ourselves on the fact that we want something new in the ordinary interior of the house. What do we usually do? Just rearrange furniture. However, this does not always give the desired result. And then the idea comes to our mind: we need to change the furniture itself, but not its location in the room.

We recommend you a much more economical and simple way to change and refresh the interior of your home: to paint the old pieces of furniture. For instance, if you want to repaint a dresser you should buy a special dresser paint.

Required materials and tools.

Often our loved furniture is of so high quality that it can serve for many years. However, it needs to be repainted or renovated. In addition, antique vintage interior items are now in vogue, as never before.

Therefore, the restoration of furniture by painting is the optimal solution.

How to paint furniture both without problems, and turning the apartment into an object of painting, smelling of toxic substances? To do this, you need to have the following tools and materials:

• A piece of furniture that needs to be painted;
• Painting tape;
• Gloves;
• Paint;
• A roller and brushes;
• A paint tray.

Before being painted, the surface of the furniture must be prepared. You will need:

• Putty;
• A roller and brushes;
• A paint tray;
• Gloves;
• Protective glasses;
• Abrasive paper of fine grains;
• A rubber spatula;
• A grinder or a wooden bar.

First you should prepare everything preliminary and then you can start working.

How to prepare furniture for painting.

Proper preparation of the surfaces will ensure high-quality painting, which will shine in the sun and delight the eye.

First, carefully examine the piece of furniture that you are going to restore. If necessary, repair or replace the installed mechanisms: locks, handles, hinges. Exfoliated particles of old varnish must be removed. Remove the doors, remove the drawers and unscrew the handles and locks from the outside.

Sand the surface (both glossy and matte) with fine-grained sandpaper. For more convenience, you can use a grinder.

First you need to cover the surface of furniture with a primer, and then, repair problem areas with putty.

This will ensure a good grip of materials. Degrease the surface.

Apply an acrylic primer so that it any minor damage, scratches, cracks are well saturated with it. For this, it is better to use a brush. Wait for complete drying.

Using a rubber spatula, apply putty on the defects of furniture.

As soon as the putty dries, sand the places on which you put it. Do this with a polishing machine or fine-grained sandpaper stretched over a bar. Depending on how deep the defects were and what layer of putty you applied, this operation may need to be repeated several times.

We hope that this article will be helpful for you when you decide to renovate your furniture in such a simple way as painting and get ads featuring furniture for sale.