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Before you paint your furniture, be sure to clean it first. Sand the furniture down for a smoother, more even surface. Learn more painting techniques in our How to Paint Interior Walls guide: https://thd.co/2o6MSM7
First, clean and prep your wood furniture before refinishing with these steps:
0:09 Prep your materials
0:15 Choose a project area with enough space to paint
0:20 Spread a drop cloth to ensure your area stays clean
0:24 Place the furniture on blocks
0:29 Remove hardware and clean all surfaces with a tack cloth
0:37 Rinse the furniture and dry it immediately
0:47 Sand the furniture to remove an existing stain or paint
After cleaning and prepping your furniture, now it’s time to paint:
1:11 Prime with oil-based primer using a foam roller. Let dry for 2 hours.
1:17 Use a 2-in. brush for hard to reach areas
1:22 Lightly sand with fine 400-grit sandpaper.
1:27 Wipe clean to remove any dust
1:32 Paint with oil-based paint, using a foam roller or 2-in. brush for hard to reach areas. Let dry for 6-8 hours.
1:42 Inspect for imperfections. Resand with 400 grit sandpaper
1:48 If needed, apply a second coat of paint. Let dry for 6-8 hours.
1:50 Reinstall your hardware, or shop for new finishes for an updated look
1:55 Move furniture into place
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