Cleaning with TSP, White Lightning, Krud Kutter or any other grease cutter product is a must. I work with Dixie Belle PaintsDixie Belle Paints for most of my projects but that said I’ve used numerous paint brands at various price points and they work well. You may need two coats of paint, depending on the original color of your furniture. And a cheap dish brush will wipe off the finish after the stripper has activated. So glad you like this makeover/tips. . I need something pretty protective since I will be using the desk. Love the white and wood combination, so pretty on this piece! window.dojoRequire(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"mc.us12.list-manage.com","uuid":"d40a70e381e7ccbcb08937ddb","lid":"9df365d62a","uniqueMethods":true}) }), Copyright © 2021 Salvaged Inspirations • All Rights Reserved. Everything about your work is always perfect: Gorgeous, creative, and skillfully done. I started by giving this cabinet a super good cleaning and then a light sanding followed up by BIN Shellac Primer to kill the bleedthrough. The trade-off is time. This piece is gorgeous!! :) Read More…. Done that. Warning. Bleedthrough hiding under the white paint and rearing its ugly head only AFTER I top coated. Is there any way you can incorporate that into the headboard. I love the white you used. A piece of wood furniture that needs a facelift (it needs to be solid wood or wood veneer–this process won’t work on a laminated surface); Liquid sander/deglosser; Spray primer (the dresser shown required two cans of spray primer); Spray paint for dresser (the dresser shown required two cans of spray paint. I look forward to following you and learning to gain confidence. Looking forward to sharing with you. I am going to leave the legs and top it’s natural color. Great job!!!! Please feel free to use ONE (1) photo per post with a credit link back to the original post. Thanks for all your great videos. , Hi Connie! You'll often find tutorials out there that claim you don't need to sand, and there are also lots of primers and paints promising that no sanding is necessary. I’m looking forward to sharing them and can’t wait to see what YOU come up with my talented bloggie friend. when I realized that the very next sentences told me all the answers to those questions, using specific details and a comparison I understood–like wiping a countertop with 220 grit sandpaper. From black to white. Hi I absolutely love the legs! Thank you for the tips on painting furniture white. And you still have to watch for drips, that’s why I like painting by hand. x. Sign up to get your dose of Inspiration and DIY Furniture Painting Tips! Alternatively you could spray paint the primer in that section or use spray paint primer for the whole piece but you will go through multiple cans. Prime first with undercoat, allow to dry (check can for timing). Thank you so much and thanks for the video encouragement. I’m a beginner furniture painter, so I’ll be Pinning your post to my DIY Board. Hi Denise! But a light once over (like wiping down a kitchen counter) with a 220 grit makes a world of difference! I still have a lot of the Dixie Belle products from several years ago when I sold those that get added into the paint schemes depending on the piece of furniture! I love how you painted this and left those beautiful legs unpainted. 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. Hi Can you clarify, do you need to strip the stain on a wood piece before applying the primer and paint? I have a French provincial furniture bedroom set that I was going to paint a light blue and a medium color wood stain on the top. x, Simply elegant and beautiful Denise. Is there any treatment or coat you put to protect the white. Thank you! I painted everything white (Old White by Annie Sloan) except the top and the drawer fronts. Browse through over 200+ DIY Furniture Painting Tutorials where you’ll find inspiration for your home & DIY projects! . Once the second coat is applied and no more ‘stain’ is showing through, I know it’s safe to paint white. . I really mean that. She is going in Wise Owl Snow Owl, (white) so I had to read this article. Spray painting wooden objects like patio furniture is a quick way to give the pieces a refreshed and updated appearance. After you’ve painted, you can protect the finish with wax or polywax or poly. For that style, Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint will give you the smooth, matt finish you’ll need. , Hi Suzy! So I want to give it new life. Links on Salvaged Inspirations may be sponsored links and/or affiliate links. Does this have to be hand painted with brush or could you use a paint gun? Classic. x, Your email address will not be published. I’ve come back in the garage and found stains on the white, luckily it was just the coat of primer and I was able to sand and wash things down. The inside has been rolled with one coat of, Once the second coat is applied and no more ‘stain’ is showing through, I know it’s safe to paint white. This is my go-to primermy go-to primer when working with any wood that may have bleedthrough. . Hi Chris – The reason the white paint turned pink is because you did not use a primer or a paint/primer-in-one formula of spray paint. Painting wood furniture has to be one of the best ways to transform it on a dime (hello, flea market finds! I love everything you do.. I can’t tell you how many times I used to paint in white, it looked magnificent UNTIL I applied a topcoat. I just don’t want to ruined it. If you’re a professional furniture painter, this may not always be convenient however if you’re painting a piece for your home, its the perfect alternative. I used this Cotton White on the interior and out. Unfortunately, I ran into the same problems over and over again. And I know this focus of this post is how to get a perfect white painted finish, but check out these legs! Apply two coats of mid-sheen varnish to the desk and drawers to protect the white finish, if desired. And is that what I’ll need to do to ensure it doesn’t yellow again? This is the most important step… especially when using WHITE! I am going to repaint our coffee table and side table. And if you ever need a hand feel free to reach out anytime. Then apply a primer. When the BIN Shellac Primer is totally white, I can paint and topcoat and be 100% confident no bleedthrough or stain is going to creep through my finish. Don’t worry. It is addictive. This is great, looking forward to using your tips. A few of my favs are Dixie Belle, Annie Sloan, Bluestone House, General Finishes. Just one question when painting should I slightly spray the brush with water before dipping into the paint each time? I started with this vintage china cabinet I found at the ReStore which are notorious for bleedthrough. It always looks horrible before it starts looking good. BIN Shellac Primer is the ONLY primer that I can ACTUALLY SEE when all the bleedthrough is covered. Be careful not to gouge the surface though: You're just looking to rough it up a little so the p… If it’s necessary to strip the stain, what do you recommend? Your email address will not be published. I stripped the stain off and rubbed in a little of the leftover wax on my shop towel. Such a beautiful piece! Thanks, Candy and I feel the same way! I was going to paint it all white but as I was sanding the drawer fronts, which have hand carved details, I realized there was no way I could cover that with paint. For the sanding, will I have to sand it right down to the wood to accomplish a nice white look in the end? I have an Entertaining center that is real wood and the color is dark red oak I would like to paint it with a an antique white my question is what kind of primer and paint would you recommend for suck a heavy nice wood that actually will look good. I love the white and wood. How hard was it to strip those legs? I just used Dixie Bell’s Gator Hide on them. (I use this orbital sanderwith variable speeds.) When I first started painting furniture, most of my pieces were white or an off white. Now I have a fail-proof technique down pat… which I hope will help you too. I am a complete novice at furniture refinishing. hehe Have fun! Not bad at all as I used CitriStrip Spray. Thank you for sharing all your Tips ! . Also, ALL my friends, family and neighbours know what I do so they keep an eye peeled for me also. Even though I’ve been painting for years, I still learn new tips and tricks and get inspiration from my fellow painters. It’s available in all the general finishes. I’m looking forward to reading next …, Aw, thanks so much Piluca! Lovely piece Denise! Maybe replacing/painting the black trim to tie everything together ?? Whites, creams, greys and now I’m getting into contrasting it with black so I’m with ya. Crispy white and bare wood…I’m craving it now.. beautiful piece, thank you for sharing the tips and products! Hope this helps and have fun. Thank you for sharing you knowlege and talent! The set though is very light in colour, any tips?! I’m going to keep following you for more ideas. for how long? In fact, whether you’re painting a piece dark or light, you should only need two coats when using a quality furniture paint. Check out the updated version! I’m loving it. I find great furniture finds curb-shopping, thrift stores, Restores, garage sales and estate sales. Last summer I painted a cute little bench in white, only to realize I should have primed it first. This is stunning, Denise! Nancy, You made my day with this comment Nancy! My husband and I are buying our first home and we were given a bedroom set that we want to paint white. I’m loving the crisp white and wood accents on this china cabinet. How to Paint Furniture White! I couldn’t scroll through all the comments so I’m sorry if someone asked already but does it matter what white paint you use to paint the furniture? . 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. If you have dark wood where you would … If you have any issues viewing – you can check it out here on my Youtube Channel. Use a paint roller to hit wide-spaced, even areas of wood surface that aren't contoured, and a paintbrush along corners, edges, and harder-to-reach areas. Even though I love painting with color, my home is neutral. You so often do cool things to the interiors of your pieces — but from the photos I can’t tell what you did with this one!!! 32 oz will be plenty for one piece but if you’re concerned (…which I always was when I was just starting out because everything was new!) Thanks for sharing. You must remove, strip the old varnish and paint and prepare wood … Great inspiration for someone like me to get started. Just enough to give the sealer a white tint. Often I’ll finish priming an entire piece and by the time I’ve finished, the area I first started on is ready for a second coat. What a relief! My sister used BIN Shellac Primer and found it challenging to work with. I love to share the products I use and enjoy! It sounds like you did your grandparent’s antique dresser proud! It gives a SUPER smooth professional finish. I didn’t use any primer. Older furniture with dark stains always bleed through the paint. Apply spray varnish, using a constant, side-to-side motion. Particle board or MDF does not sand smooth as regular wood does. Even though latex isn’t porous like chalk paints, I’m not 100% confident it holds up really well on high traffic items. Thank you. Some of the pieces on the bed are pressed wood and I don’t want to mess anything up or make it look terrible…. As I was reading the instruction to sand after each coat, I was already wondering how much? . Hope this helps. Bleedthrough hiding under the white paint and rearing its ugly head only AFTER I top coated. It will give your paint some tooth to cling onto. Let's keep in touch! Hi, Cheryl and Happy 2020 to you!!! x. I’m sorry if this was already asked ! Have fun with your project and say hi to Kinda for me. 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How did you manage to strip them with all the details? I plan on doing something similar with a mid century desk except I’d like to do white on the body and a dark finish that shows the wood grain on the front of the drawers and top. When I’ve used a ‘regular’ water based latex like say a Behr for example, I do topcoat. When I don’t want to use a smelly shellac-based product or I have more time to get my project done, this is my go-to…. Your email address will not be published. Thank you for sharing that with us. This paint is thinner than ordinary paint, which makes it easier to achieve a smooth finish. giving these lovely old pieces a second chance to be reloved.. Also since you are in the GTA as well can you recommend any good furniture antique stores….this furniture painting has become addictive. (I’ll link to some others I painted in the Related Posts below) Painting the inside can be a little extra work but the style of these cabinets is always a pleasure to work on. I’m a neutral lover and the only thing better than a clean white piece, is a clean white piece with raw wood. Thanks Sandy! My wife has sure convinced me and I didn’t know she left you a post. For a smooth professional finish, I sand between every coat. What do you think of this combo? . how hard? This came out beautiful ! My favorite paint for wood furniture is Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Semi-Gloss (view on Amazon). And even if you have leftover, you can use it on another project. Thanks for the Pin! So glad you like the makeover and find these tips helpful. , I love your videos. If you lightly sand to give it a “scuff sanding”, that would work well. This piece is beautiful, and I agree the wood really makes the piece. Give it a sanding so the existing blue paint is sanded down perfectly smooth to the touch. Follow me on social media or sign up for a dose of furniture painting inspiration and diy tutorials. 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. This technique makes the legs really pop. So I know how frustrating it is after you put in the work. Our project used walnut oil, but … Hi Dwayne! And you’re family is going to LOVE you. Please share additional photos Love your stuff + love you! It doesn’t smell bad/harsh so you can use it indoors. I’ve been at it since Sunday and everyday after work. Hey, Denise! I have an antique China cabinet sitting in my living room that’s been cleaned with White Lightning and is waiting for me to use primer on it. What do you recommend for the stain on top? Those legs!!! You can apply a second coat of BOSS within 2-3 hours however it requires a 24 hour set time before applying your paint. However, if you wish to paint white over a dark color, you must take a few extra steps in order to ensure complete coverage without any of the dark … Thank you for inspiring my wife and now me. In my experience (and I’ve used and tested a TON of stain-blocking primers!!!) That’s dry and we’re ready to move forward on her. Thank you for all the helpful tips! Hi Kara! You said 32 oz for a first timer on the paint? Always paint furniture from the top down because if any paint gets on the bottom of the piece, it will be covered with the final coat. Make sure the brushstrokes follow the grain of the wood. You can easily create a distressed look by going over the piece with sand paper once fully dry. I’m so happy you like the piece and YES, you can SO DO THIS! , what do you recommend any good furniture antique stores….this furniture painting tutorials you! Entire look together first prepping the piece will be easy to wipe down and keep clean years. 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