One of the easiest and least expensive ways to make a big impact in your home is to refinish your existing furniture – or inexpensive used furniture – with paint. If you are going to paint your furniture and would like the finish to last a long time, its important to prepare the surface first, although its very easy! Here are the simple steps for getting furniture, in this case a small table, ready for paint.
How to Refinish a Table Preparation
Ready to learn the most simple method for refurbishing a table? Don't worry, we promise it's super easy. Check out the how-to below.
Gather your supplies:
- Orbital or palm sander: this makes it quicker, but if you don’t have one a sanding block or sand paper will do. 100-120 grit sandpaper with work fine for removing the old finish.
- 120 grit sandpaper
- Sanding mask
- Tack cloth; you also may want gloves for using with the tack cloth, as it is very sticky
- Soft cloth or paper towels
Sand the entire surface: You don’t have to remove every speck of paint or stain; the goal with sanding is simply to remove the shiny finish and create a smooth surface to paint over.
Sand the small areas with a piece of sand paper. For crevices, you can fold your sandpaper in half and use the edge to sand, as shown.
Once your piece is sanded smooth and no longer shiny, remove the sanding dust with a tack cloth.
Lastly, you will want to wipe down your piece with a moistened cloth or paper towel to remove any remaining dust. Allow the piece to fully dry before apply paint.
You are ready to make your furniture beautiful! Thanks for checking out our tutorial on how to re-purpose an old table for painting! As simple as this tutorial may be, we know that refinishing a table isn't the easiest task. With a few simple stages of prep work, your table won't be sad and lonely looking anymore! With this refinishing process all you need to do is buy a particular color of paint that you like. Voila! A lovely table in a few simple steps.
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