Painting Old Wood Furniture By Yourself

Are you looking to make that old wood furniture look new or maybe give it a brand new look? One way to accomplish this is with painting old wood furniture. Painting is a good way to freshen the furniture for a minimal amount of time and money. Painting old wood furniture requires a bit of sanding and preparation but the results will last a long time. With a little effort and creativity, you will be able to furnish a room with a style that will be admired by your guests.

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DIY Project: Painting Old Wood Furniture

Do-it-yourself painting old wood furniture like said before need to be prepared. To achieving you will need some things. Such as; tarp, container with a lid, goggles, facemask, gloves, good stripper, steel wool, wood patch, 150-, 180- and 220-grit sandpaper, drill with stirring attachment, paintbrushes 2-inch natural bristle and white or gray primer. After all these things prepared then you can start to painting your furniture. First step is put the furniture on a tarp to protect the floor below. Remove hardware from the piece and set aside. Don goggles, the facemask and gloves when working with wood strippers. Place the old wood furniture on a thick layer of newspaper to catch any drips that fall and make cleanup easier. Remove the old paint or varnish on the wood furniture piece. For a painted surface, apply a thick coat of paint stripper with a rag. Work only in manageable sections and in a well-ventilated area.

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Then, the next step of DIY painting old wood furniture, allow the stripper to sit on the wood until soft — about 10 to 15 minutes — and the putty knife can cut through the paint to the wood below. If the paint doesn’t scrape away easily, reapply stripper to the area and give it another five minutes. Scrape away as much paint as possible, using the scraper or putty knife. If the wood piece has multiple layers of paint or if it’s enamel paint, you may have to do more than one application. Some strippers should be removed with turpentine, paint removers or water. If your piece has varnish on it, scrub it away with steel wool. Vacuum up dust and other debris on the wood. Fill any cracks or holes with wood patch, using a putty knife to press wood patch into the cracks or holes. Leave the wood patch a little higher than the surface of the door and try to match the wood putty with the color of the wood. Depending on the brand of wood filler you’re using, allow 15 minutes to two hours of drying time.

Sand the wood sections with 150-grit sandpaper. When sanding, always sand in the direction of the wood grain. Vacuum up the dust. Repeat this step using 180-grit sandpaper, then vacuum. Sand one last time with 220-grit sandpaper until the wood is smooth to the touch. Vacuum all the pieces again. Wipe the entire piece of old furniture with a tack cloth to eliminate all dust. Vacuum the area where you’re going to paint the wood. If the wind blows through, it can transfer dust to the surface of the primer or paint and ruin the finish. Then, mix the white or gray water-based primer with the paint stirring attachment on the drill. Brush the primer on all areas you’re going to paint. Allow the primer to dry for 24 hours. If the day is humid, the drying time may take longer. Mix the water-based paint with the drill and stirring bit. Stir the paint for five to seven minutes to thoroughly mix the contents.

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Paint the surface with a brush. Use a narrow brush for painting corners or narrow trim. The website Wallpaper on Walls recommends a 2-inch natural-bristle paintbrush for painting old wood furniture and a 1- to 1 1/2-inch flat-tip brush for tight and narrow places. You also can use a sponge type or bristle brush. Apply a second coat of paint. Allow the second coat of paint to cure for three days. Reattach the hardware on the wood furniture after the paint is completely dry. Done.

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94 thoughts on “Painting Old Wood Furniture By Yourself

  1. Dominique

    the fireplace and molding as is – and I understand your for color, but people also need a to rest their eyes in between seeing the fab things you have. I would paint the surrounding walls and maybe frame the photos you on the mantle with brilliant colored wood frames – one or two colors that move together crimson and pink or yellow and orange, etc., rid of the top shelves on both sides and hang them there in tight groups.Then the lower shelves wood painted to match the wall and books, objects there. I would probably bag a minimal rolling stand for the tv unless you accumulate one that could be wall hung incorporated into the shelves.Good luck – space!

  2. EstherLilyanna

    Not my style, but … absolutely gorgeous! So personal, chic and natural. And DIY… Dana, I´m going to your blog inmediately.It always amazes me how many people seems not being able to beyond their absorb aesthetical boundaries. on, your minds and other points of view, you can work even when it´s not on your side of the street.

  3. Travis

    Hy.I too lived with roomates, and people of all kinds.I myself know and not always “easy” to come by along to sometimes, but it also depends on people too.The reason why I chose this option is because I wanted to MY space. My room, my rules. You don`t it ?? F**K you !I understand there are rules that I respect. Cleaning the after you it, if there is a cleaning chore rule, I it.What I NOT for the life of me understand, (and I saw it even in comments here ) is other people s preoccupations with ONES life. I agree to anxiety about dirty the PLACES. Bathroom, kitchen .. I understand that and regard that.But now I live with some people that happen to live there for 1 year and so.. and at times I feel they act my Bosses, to me under supervision. And that is NOT the reason I rented this place. I the room extremely extremely though, my room.SOMETHING ELSE, I I heard one of them complaining about the contrivance I wash my laundry, or how many times. * conclude YOU CARE ?? You know. It`s My Life, and these last weeks I happened to a busy period and was tired. But even with an explanation, IT`S MY LIFE, * they care?Some other thing, they RE-ARRANGE my stuff. Where I it, fridge especially fridge, They after me and RE-put it ! I don`t bag it !! WHY enact that, aside you some control issues ??I don`t touch or am bothered by their stuff !! And I don`t PAY THEM THE RENT !! They are Roomates for a reason, so they should mind their lives instead of constantly analize and mine !I am polite and respectful , but I want to be free to be myself and my thing. honest because they lived there Longer, doesn not mean they are the Bosses or acquire the !!But that`s how they act ! lol .. I`ve had it worse though with roomates.Well how things in the future. ::D Thnks for reading you

  4. Francisco-Elisha-Carmelo

    @SunnydarkThank you! You hit the nail on the head with the description of what I try to in my home: sophisticated but not stuffy; kid but not kid-centric. But above all, cozy and welcoming.

  5. Frankie-Teagan

    Your really resonates with me as my husband and I fair moved from a extremely similar apartment in Seoul. I too learned to bake without an oven while having a washing machine in the kitchen!Beautifully designed and such a welcoming, space. Well done.

  6. Freya_Milania

    Wow! Lovers of music and the audio technologies that been introduced in years will this system.I can eye it being in a variety of settings as both a formal and informal of furniture. And iPod connectivity makes it a must-have item for any family with teenage children.The quality of the sound system means that you could be guests in the pergola out and be able to hear the music pumping away in the background two or three rooms away.

  7. Grant Zander Bradyn P.

    i you could this totally but first you need to acquire rid of the plant and the pillows. the couch is the sculpture and the focal point in the room and everything around it needs to be simple and unfussy and sculptural. i you one of two ways to in terms of color scheme. either the white/chrome route where the couch pops out (sculptural & simple but high white chairs/white rug/white sheepskin pillloows/super white walls, chilly light fixture, etc.) or the antonym — using analagous colors –so lots of blues & greens — tap into your inner austin powers. whatever you do, please please please pull the couch away from the wall. pushing it in the corner feels sheepish to me. embrace it!

  8. CaydenSalvatoreMalakai

    architectural detail! fun with them and them for what they are. I would the one by the front door and turn it into a landing *. Install a mirror and a shelf with some greenery in baskets underneat. One of the larger ones I would install glass shelves and one I would some art work or as one person suggested maybe a guitar or something personal to you. The smaller ones upstairs would shelves in the longest and I really the of the hint of turning one into a jewelry display. one at the bottom? leave empty or as a shelf for a vase or something. Whatever you do…do not paint the brick in all of them.

  9. Allan

    Maxwell — why was this rant republished? (Is “republished” the word to on a blog??? I am customary enough to furniture from this guy, so I am clearly out of it when it comes to hipster PC terminology! LOL!!!)But seriously, where is the value in this post? Are we even he is really a Bo salesperson? I AT has potential to educate all of its readers — of any age — but this allotment is nasty. As a 48 year, I to be and say I occasionally acquire generation gap moments and thoughts, but to paint such a broad, bleak as this guy has done is ageist and disgusting.

  10. Judah-777

    I to add a few more comments, because I your place:- you conception about painting those wicker armchairs an espresso shade & re-upholstering? – could you the chair from the left of the sofa to the side? It would allow for better flow..- that bonus room past the living area- perhaps beget it a library/office? A expedient contrasting paint color on the walls, and adding a sawhorse desk (in a similar shade to your dresser) with the existing chair (painted/re-upholstered) would wonders. Maybe the plant if possible..

  11. Marques.2014

    This made me laugh– we had a similar with a ceiling fan when the neighbors next door started remodeling and in fans of their own. Is there any chance that it has a remote? Nearby electronics on the same frequency can all kinds of things going, at all hours. We always knew when the neighbors turned on the lights– ours went on, too!

  12. BrayleeLylah

    Having them permanently (like a book) is expensive. A lot of libraries specialty folders. Different companies offer them in a variety of covers and finishes.

  13. Ariana Joyce

    I made roman shades out of mini-blinds, appreciate option 1. It really was easy, time consuming. But totally worth it! I trimmed mine out with some black for a greek key look.The Wood blinds orange county i believe easier for you to use.

  14. Tristin Alijah R.

    I absorb one of those briefcase indexes. But the of them in a scrapbook is neat. I that over time some of the pages you pull no longer suit and you toss them on review. Your pile might contrivance down via sorting.

  15. Everett-Dario

    It is that S&H closed but you can there products out there. One that i found was they quite a lot of S&H products along with tons of products that are similar. I bought some patio chairs from them i highly recommend them as an alternative to S&H.

  16. Avah@2014

    Harley, Lynn, and others: in the first of the “Amanda” series of posts, Maxwell expressed apparent surprise that bed bugs were found in an apartment that was “chic, and CLEAN.” That, and the fact that readers were able to command Amanda her home should not be “bombed,” among other things, tells me that AT does not already enough information about bed bugs.I regard your point of view, but I am among those who thing AT readers need to know this can happen to them, and what to when it does. MrGreen is that AT readers need, if nothing else, a pest-free home.MrGreen, one thing: it does not months or hundreds and hundreds of dollars to bag rid of lice. A few days and a doctor visit should you, though I not had the pleasure, personally.

  17. Ian Graham Wayne

    I had this for years until my husband noticed it, called the building mgmt agent, turns out the windows were on warranty and they were replaced the next week for free.Clearly I should absorb asked my husband instead of hating it for years. Try calling anyway.

  18. Winston@2004

    It seems anyone who has a MacBook is expected to something that is fresh about it. Here are some new looking Mac decals I like. They in both MacBook Pro and Air sizes:

  19. Fernando.Muhammad.Heath

    I agree with all who posted. Personally, I would perfer more color so I laughed when I saw the yellow tile in the bathroom. My though was “Oh no, when will they be tearing that down to up and white tile”? Seriously, they done a really job in such a diminutive space. Tours this always makes me want to downsize. Oh, and the outdoor home as well.

  20. ConnerSaulAxel

    @panda75 as a lock can be, as the parent of four young children and a frequent host to families with young children, I found that a lock can be a liability. Many a child has inadvertently locked him/herself in a bathroom (I did it, my siblings and in-laws did too), and I know from my experience as a renter who tried both hook-and-eye and amble bolts to augment our bathroom privacy that neither can be undone from the outside. Not worth the risk.

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  22. Laila.Rachel.Alma

    A to add a hint of pink without having it become overpowering is painting the ceiling. The rest of the room can conclude pale or neutral (creamy white would be my choice) and pink accents in a range of related tones would work.

  23. Tyrese

    I been contemplating this accelerate for years.I envision two smaller fridges plus a diminutive freezer and then a counter top over the three. My only anxiety is the exponential compressor noise. Can anyone recommend affordable fridges that are known to be quiet?

  24. Aydan

    I the yellow door/black and white bathroom.I am in the process of considering fresh flooring options for my downstairs bathroom but my biggest peeve about the room is that it is also to my washer and dryer. in front of the door, and installed by previous owners with all the drains and taps and such all exposed, in view. It is off my kitchen. Would to them to another room or something, but room and this also seems a broad project.

  25. Penelope Jewel F.

    Colors are highly subjective – What looks & to me may not that to someone else…What I would is investigate having a dishwasher installed – It appears that your cabinets could possibly accommodate an 18″ wide unit in of a drawer and a door with exiguous modification?

  26. Christopher Colton

    The owner is extremely talented and artistic. I it, but I 2 criticisms. Everyone has different tastes and these are only my personal opinions.(1) Similar art for nearly the entire house is overwhelmingly too much.(2) The house is so carefully decorated, painted, furniture pieces painstakingly chosen, etc to fit in with the decor, that my eyes literally got a shock when the closet out image showed a loud blaring plasticky push toy / walker thing. YIKES. What happened to classic wooden toys – which would so well with the rest of the house??? Not to mention, distinguished better for the toddlers imaginations?

  27. Melany_Rebekah

    I that VisuaLingual brings up an point — the proportion of the mat to the artwork. I would suggest using standard mat sizes as a reference point for cutting your own.

  28. Steve Quinten D.

    my best friend has only traveled within the US, but she collects snowglobes– the kitchiest of her otherwise darling decor. it totally works. everyone who visits her house loves it.

  29. Isaak@2009

    I actually the of a his and hers sofa. If you really must only one sofa in your place, then there is no other than to compromise. Or, how about, one gets to his or her sofa, the other gets to his or her fresh chair.

  30. Lydia.Jasmin.Heather

    You will probably never another to your completely empty. I would of that. extensively. measurements to on hand to refer to when you travel looking for stuff in your place. Paint now, if you were planning to it at all. affirm your dog some current tricks, and shower him with tons of attention. hang at an outdoor cafe with your pup. a for people watching. Head to a park and the spring weather.

  31. AubreeCamrynSariah

    extremely informative post. The new electrical code requires that smoke detectors be interconnected, hardwired to the electrical panel, and battery backups. Unfortunately, not a lot of jurisdictions require the upgrade to hardwired detectors with renovations.

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