|Written by gfcosmo|
One of the great things regarding wood furniture is its ability to change appearance with a little extra paint. When painting wood, there are typically two techniques used.
The first is a wet brush technique, in which the brush is already wet before it is dipped in paint, allowing the paint to go on thinner and the color to be more muted. Dry brushing is a technique where the brush is left completely dry while used with the paint.
Sand down the current layer of paint on the furniture. This ensures the new coat of paint goes on smoothly and there are no cracks. Leaving old paint on the furniture may result in chips and future splitting.
Wipe down the furniture with a damp cloth to clean up the excess wood and paint chips stuck to the wood.
Cover the furniture with a light layer of primer. The primer helps cover the old color of the furniture and improves the paint's ability to stick.
Allow several hours for the furniture to dry in a well ventilated area.
Apply a coat of wood paint (color of your choice) to the furniture. Use long, even brush strokes while painting the item. This ensures a smooth coat.
Wait for the paint to dry (another several hours) then apply a second coat. It is best to wait overnight before using the furniture again.