How To Prep And Paint Furniture With A Paint Sprayer 


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The one problem with  re-painting existing furniture is making sure that the paint sticks.  I don’t want it to be peeling in a few months time…with my eclectic, deco, glam style, chipping paint is definitely NOT the look I’m going for.

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I’m also probably the only person in the world who isn’t a fan of chalk paint (which they say sticks better than regular paint)…so I’m using the latex black paint (Valspar Dark Kettle Black) left over from my den makeover. 

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SAND FURNITURE WITHOUT GETTING SAWDUST EVERYWHERE The first step to prepping the pieces is to remove the top of the old finish by sanding it.

Manual Sanding A foam sanding block works well for sanding crevices in furniture

Electric Sander An electric sander makes quick work of flat surfaces

REMOVE RESIDUE After all of the furniture has been sanded, make sure any remaining grease or oil has been removed from the surface.

PRIME THE FURNITURE Adding a coat of primer paint helps to make sure the paint sticks and covers up any stains that might bleed through the paint.

USE A PAINT SPRAYER WITHOUT GETTING PAINT EVERYWHERE The painting tent keeps paint from going everywhere

HAND PAINT OTHER FURNITURE Unfortunately, spray painting the settee wasn’t really an option since I didn’t want to get paint on the upholstery.

SPRAY PAINT ACCESSORIES WITHOUT MAKING A MESS Spray painting small items inside a box prevents the paint from going everywhere.

THE FINISHED PIECES Without giving away the whole room, here’s how the chaise and side table look after the room was finished. So much better than the originals!

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