Easy Way to Paint Furniture

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  • After years of painting furniture, I finally perfected the quickest, easiest and most durable method.  Since we had a significant amount of space to furnish in our new home, it seems all I am doing is painting my Craigslist finds.  Honestly, I was making it too hard.  Until recently, I haven’t used spray paint in years for furniture.  I always found it spotty and if the can malfunctioned, the coat was sure to be uneven.  With my new method, it’s inexpensive, and I can complete a piece of furniture in an hour or less.
     
     
    Step 1: 
    The dreaded sanding.  If you don’t have a hand sander, invest in one.  It was the best $40 I have ever spent.  It is amazing.  The wash stand below was sanded in less than 10 minutes.  If you don’t want to make the splurge, just lightly sand with a piece of sand paper. You can also use this method to paint without sanding.
     
    Step 2:
    Wipe the furniture clean with a damp cloth, removing any dust.
     
    Step 3:
    I am not receiving compensation from this product, though I wish I was!  Rustoleum 2x Primer.  Spray it on about a foot away, keeping it moving the entire time.  Allow to dry {about 20 minutes}.  It’s not your average spray paint.  It’s amazing.  It provides a smooth, even finish.
     
     
    Step 4:
     
    Using Rustoleum Ultra Cover 2x, spray evenly and allow to dry 20 minutes.  Follow with a second coat.  I recommend a can of primer and 2-3 cans of paint for each piece of furniture.
     
     
    It’s a good thing that we don’t have neighbors behind us.  This is a typical day for our backyard.
     

     

    It has a strong finish and doesn’t get any easier!  To see how my painted projects fit into their new space, click here.
     
    {After photo credit: Click Photography}
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