Or can you just go ahead with the primer? Recently I just purchased a head and footboard and it is gorgeous but they trim the outside of the headboard in black and distressed it which it looks gorgeous but then what color but I paint my furniture to match. Been there. Hi Jackie! I started by giving this cabinet a super good cleaning and then a light sanding followed up by, Below is a perfect example. Easy to clean. Thank you Olivia! I look forward to your furniture makeovers and smalls this year. . How hard was it to strip those legs? What a great project neighbor!… I’m in the GTA too. And you still have to watch for drips, that’s why I like painting by hand. I just used this primer and I had a hard time with it; but after seeing you using a roller to apply it I’ll try that next time!! Thanks Sandy! . It will give your paint some tooth to cling onto. I love offering tips and tricks to get an amazing finish but the one thing I tend to shy away from is offering color advice. Apply two coats of mid-sheen varnish to the desk and drawers to protect the white finish, if desired. For the sanding, will I have to sand it right down to the wood to accomplish a nice white look in the end? A bonus when using BIN is it dries fast and I can recoat (or paint) in less than an hour. Hi Rhonda and WELCOME! If you lightly sand to give it a “scuff sanding”, that would work well. . Super durable. My pleasure! After your piece is wiped down, start priming a light coat working in small sections. I’m going to keep following you for more ideas. I’ll be sure to use your helpful tips next time:), Hi Monique and happy 2020 my friend! Hi Caleb! Then paint. And white, well, it’s always a classic, isn’t it?! And I know this focus of this post is how to get a perfect white painted finish, but check out these legs! This is a timely article for me. Done that. Hi Kayla! Can I send you pictures and get your thoughts You Lisa Cooley, Hi Lisa! ), but sanding it first can be a real pain. I bought the fluff from Dixie Belle. Apply eggshell-finish paint (in your desired color) in long, even strokes with a 2-inch foam brush or foam roller. A few of my favs are Dixie Belle, Annie Sloan, Bluestone House, General Finishes. Thank you for all these tips and your video. Crispy white and bare wood…I’m craving it now.. beautiful piece, thank you for sharing the tips and products! Should I lightly sand the area to get rid of the finish or just paint right over it? I’m so happy you like the piece and YES, you can SO DO THIS! Follow me on social media or sign up for a dose of furniture painting inspiration and diy tutorials. Best spray paint for wood furniture is easy to use, and since it comes with its own applicators it is less messy than many other types of paint. :) Read More…. The unpainted underside of the shelves was a surprise and really completes the look. Primer isn’t meant to cover completely, it’s okay for the wood to show through. This is my go-to primermy go-to primer when working with any wood that may have bleedthrough. . Seriously, you don’t want to put a crisp clean white on top of a surface that has any dirt, grime or grease on it. Whitewashing dark furniture. Nancy, You made my day with this comment Nancy! Enter your e-mail so you don't miss a thing! Color the Bare Wood Once the preliminary sanding is complete, apply wood stain or dark paint as a coloring agent to low spots and areas where wood has been exposed. Please feel free to use ONE (1) photo per post with a credit link back to the original post. It had been painted, painted and spray painted over the years. It’s the most beautiful piece I’ve ever painted. Additional photos or text may be available with my written permission. Thank you for the tips on painting furniture white. However, if it’s pressed board/MDF, be careful NOT to sand down to the wood because your paint will look different on those areas. As I was reading the instruction to sand after each coat, I was already wondering how much? I also love it when YOU share here on the #siblog so you have an open invitation to join me every Tuesday and chime in on whatever may be on your mind. When I find it’s really thick and not spreading easily, I spray each time. Whenever I use white or off white paint, I always paint at least 2 coats. I KNOW you can do this! And you have given me such encouragement that I will be going to Home Depot to check out the paints, primers and sanders. What a relief! At first my husband wanted to throw It out and buy new but I said we can make it what we want. Vacuum the furniture to remove the sanding dust. I’m passionate about furniture painting, photography, writing, and thrift home decor. After you’ve painted, you can protect the finish with wax or polywax or poly. Color preferences and tastes in home decor vary from person to person, and styles change over the years. Just enough to give the sealer a white tint. This second coat (below) is ready for paint other than a few tiny tiny spots. I love everything you do.. You may need two coats of paint, depending on the original color of your furniture. There’s no need to strip the stain off (another word stip down to the bare wood) but for the very best results, you do want to sand off the existing finish and even out any scratches, knicks and imperfections. Sand the dark wood furniture with fine-grit sandpaper. I love the white you used. Your email address will not be published. Thank you for sharing that with us. Wonderful transformation!!! My favorite paint for wood furniture is Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Semi-Gloss (view on Amazon). . I look forward to following you and learning to gain confidence. Thanks so much, Karen and a BIG WARM WELCOME to you! My wife has sure convinced me and I didn’t know she left you a post. Those legs, right! This way the piece will be easy to wipe down and keep clean for years to come. How to Paint the Perfect Powder Blue Painted Dresser, How to Add Floral Decoupage to Hand Painted Furniture, How to Distress Painted Furniture for a Beautiful Worn Look, Shabby Chic Cabinet from an Old Worn Out Cupboard, How to Get Farmhouse White Painted Furniture, How to Distress Furniture for that Worn White Painted Look, https://www.justthewoods.com/paint-mirror-frame/, https://www.justthewoods.com/reclaimed-barn-wood-farm-table/, https://www.justthewoods.com/sealing-painted-furniture/. And if you ever need a hand feel free to reach out anytime. Much appreciated! Hope this helps and have fun. After the primer dried, we dry-brushed the furniture with white paint to match our headboard. . I need something pretty protective since I will be using the desk. Clean. x, Your email address will not be published. Thank you! That piece is stunning! I’m looking forward to reading next …, Aw, thanks so much Piluca! I’ve been at it since Sunday and everyday after work. All images, tutorials and work are copyrighted to Salvaged Inspirations 2012-2019 ©Salvaged Inspirations. I recently purchased a used headboard and footboard it’s been loved hard. Hi Dwayne! Some of the pieces on the bed are pressed wood and I don’t want to mess anything up or make it look terrible…. Required fields are marked *. I am going to try this look on an old buffet that I have. Great tips and ideas to follow when painting white projects. All the above tips apply whether it’s light or dark furniture. Below is a perfect example. In the future when I have another piece of furniture that requires this type of primer, I’ll do a video tutorial for you… and my sister…lol. (I use this orbital sanderwith variable speeds.) Hi! Great work!!!! Great inspiration for someone like me to get started. . Love the white and wood combination, so pretty on this piece! Love the two tone look. 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