How To Paint Wood Furniture Like a Pro

September 8, 20220

Passionate and used furniture for a long time, do you know how to paint wood furniture? Have you ever wondered how wooden furniture’s various colors and textures are not created? To have a finished product, the art staff has to do many steps to paint this product, and below are the details of how to paint the interior that we want to provide you.

The Process of Painting Wood Furniture

Did you know with the elegant wooden furniture trend of 2022, people are more and more interested in wooden products? And to have a complete wooden furniture product needs to go through many stages. Although each set is different in difficulty and importance, they all contribute to the creation of the product. If you skip one of these stages, your product may not be completed, or quality is guaranteed.

The Process of Painting Wood Furniture

1. Prepare Your Space

Certain things should not be forgotten before painting furniture if you do not want the whole house to become a mess, which is to use plastic to cover the floor and surrounding furniture very carefully. For the item that is about to be painted, clean it so that there is no dirt left (which will cause the paint color to be uneven) and prepare the boring paper to rub it shiny.

 2. Prepare Your Furniture

To conduct the wood painting stage, you need to prepare many items, such as:

  • Blanket.
  • Fan (optional).
  • Screwdrivers for removing furniture components.
  • Solvent to remove paint or stains.
  • Putty (optional).
  • Deception (optional).
  • Sandpaper (80- or 150-grit; 220-grit).
  • Gloves and goggles (optional).
  • Spandex.
  • Pads.
  • Soft bristle brush or foam roller.
  • Sandpaper to sand the surface of the table

 3. Prime Wooden Furniture

Elements always play an important role in the process of painting products. Not only wooden furniture products but also other materials such as Concrete Side Table – Terrazzo – White by Q-Furniture. To get the white color on that concrete product, a lot of elements are needed. Knowing how to open a paint can is also essential – yes, there is a right way to do it. If needed prime your furniture now and allow it to dry for the recommended time as considered on the tin. Drying time is key to demonstrating that your finished piece isn’t streaky.

4. Start Painting

In the starting stage of painting, the artist will clean the wood surface dust, using a paint gun with an air pressure of 8kg/cm2, and the opening angle of the paint nozzle is 30˚. Paint will go through the wood surface 3 times for a primer, finish the primer 1.

The Process of Painting Wood Furniture - Start Painting

The paints should not be too thick to minimize the water in the primer penetrating the wood core. Affects the quality and life of the furniture. Also, do not apply primer too thin, making the surface uneven

 5. Apply a Second Coat

After about 2 hours, the first coat of primer has dried, use sandpaper 320 (fineness of sandpaper). Sand, the wood surface and continue to paint the second coat with a paint gun with an air pressure of 8kg/cm2, the opening angle of the paint nozzle is 30˚. Paint will go through the wood surface for 3 turns for one coat.

6. Finish The Piece

After going through two times of paintings, it is possible to finish painting interior products. At this point, you need to let the paint on the product dry and avoid letting the dust cling to them when they are not dry. Then you can proceed to the remaining steps to be able to complete the interior product.

What’s the Best Paint for Furniture?

Wood paint or wood furniture paint plays a particularly important and indispensable role to create beautiful wooden furniture. It contributes to keeping the wooden furniture shiny and smooth over time.

However, there are many types of wood coatings on the market today with distinct advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, choosing the most standard paint, and ensuring the best quality is not easy.

  • PU paint

PU stands for Polyurethane and is a flexible, modern, and safe polymer. Therefore, it is widely used in many different industries. PU paints for wood are usually high-quality products with good adhesion, no toxic smell, and especially no peeling over time, making the products durable, bright, and beautiful with aesthetics. high. Some products using PU paint bring aesthetics as well as durabilities such as PU-painted natural wood kitchen cabinets, sofas, PU-painted furniture, wardrobes, and PU-painted TV shelves, …

  • Vinyl paint

Vinyl paint is one of the industrial wood paints specially produced for industrial paint lines. Vinyl paint dries quickly and overcomes the weaknesses of conventional NC paint. Vinyl paint is often used as a primer and coating on wood and metal surfaces.

How to Paint Wood Furniture

Below are the details of the painted wood that experts suggest you should refer to that Q-Furniture has found. This will be theory helps you better understand the regulation of painted wood. Knowing these steps, you can paint wooden furniture yourself at home without professional staff.

How to Paint Wood Furniture

 1. Remove Hardware and Drawers

You need to remove furniture hardware such as wheels, drawer handles, or other parts. Avoid getting caught in these hard parts during the painting process, affecting the painting process.

If you only want to paint a certain part of the furniture, such as a table leg or the front of a bookshelf, consider taking the furniture apart and painting the individual pieces.

If you can’t remove the area you don’t want to paint, use masking tape to cover the areas that don’t need painting or use plastic sheeting to cover them.

 2. Put Down a Drop Cloth

A thin cloth or waterproof tarp will help protect your floor, making cleanup much easier. In addition, it will keep dirt, grass, and insects away from wet paint if you are doing the process.

3. Sand

Sanding furniture is not a mandatory step, but experts recommend it to get the best results. If the painted surface of your furniture is bright, you will start pouring paint in a short time without sanding but if you must paint over a previously painted surface or furniture that has been varnished without sanding. with sandpaper, the job will be very difficult and requires a rather sophisticated primer and wrap to keep the color. In addition, some furniture has rough patches, holes, or paint spills on the surface that require sanding. A primer in such cases is considered mandatory. Anyway, sanding is always a useful start to the smooth painting process and the finished product.

Use 150-grit sandpaper and lightly sand the entire surface of the furniture you want to paint. If the furniture has a grain, such as wood or some metal, sand is in the direction of the grain. You only need to sand to remove the shine on the surface.

 4. Wipe Down

Need to remove old paint stains on wood before painting. Do this in small portions, coating the surface of the furniture with a suitable solvent.

Let stand for 5-10 seconds, then use a stainless steel dishcloth or a coarse cloth to wipe the solvent. Continue to do so, changing the fabric frequently until you have fully covered it.

If necessary, scrape off the surface paint, finally with a stainless steel dishcloth or paint scraper.

5. Prime

Wood primer is used before painting wood materials and products. A primer is a layer that strengthens the paint and protects the wood. In short, it is designed to adhere to surfaces and form a bond for better paint reception.

Primer helps hide small holes in wood and makes stains, and nicks, less visible. Primer helps your paint last longer and look better. If the wood is not primed, the paint will most likely peel off. The primer also prevents odors blocking odors from fire, pets, tobacco, and food, and helps protect surfaces from rust. Wood primer prevents mold from forming, killing mold and active mold spores. This makes wood primer suitable in areas exposed to constant moisture such as kitchens, bathrooms, saunas, or laundry rooms.

6. Paint

After applying the primer, we will have to proceed to paint the interior surface. At this step, people can create colors and color schemes to suit their preferences. There is one thing you need to consider and be careful about to avoid making the interior uneven. There are many stains and holes. Almost all interior materials must go through this painting step to create a finished product.

How to Paint Wood Furniture

7. Seal (Optional)

Cover furniture with polyurethane. It’s not necessary to use a paint repellent, but it will help your paint last longer and make your furniture less likely to get scratched.

If the surface is grainy, like wood, work in the direction of the grain. Otherwise, use a side-to-side motion. If you used oil-based paint, apply an oil-based paint absorbent. If your paint is water-based, use a water-based paint absorbent. Use a clean brush with natural bristles for oil-based polyurethane or opt for synthetic bristles if the polyurethane is water-based.

8. Put It Back Together

After painting and letting the product dry, review and reassemble the parts as before. After everything is reassembled, you can see a new look on the wooden furniture.

When to Paint Furniture

We can repaint the furniture to give it a new look. Or because some problems cause our furniture to fail, then it can also be repainted. The Interior color is faded, and defective. If you don’t like the existing colors of the furniture, you can also repaint them

Mistakes to Avoid

  • Prevent paint from melting when painting

The phenomenon of paint flow will appear if you mix the paint too thinly or spray it unevenly, thick, and thinly. The places where the paint is sprayed a lot will not have time to dry and flow down. To avoid this phenomenon, it is necessary to pay attention to the dilution ratio as instructed on the product packaging. In addition, when painting, you should adjust the spray mode of the gun appropriately. When adding a new top coat, make sure the inner layer is dry.

  • Avoid smudges when painting

The reason for the appearance of patchy paint stains on desks and office cabinets is because the paint has too high a viscosity in addition to the oil that makes the paint stain when sprayed on the surface is smeared with oil. To avoid this, you should measure the memory when mixing paint. Avoid dust on the surface of wooden furniture when painting

  • Avoid making the paint too thick

Paint that is too dense will make it take longer to spray paint, the wood will be difficult to adhere to the paint, and the surface of the furniture will quickly become dusty.

Prevent paint stains from peeling off

This error is often attributed to the quality of the paint and the time it took to paint. To avoid this mistake when painting a desk, make sure that after painting, the furniture is allowed to dry in the standard time and space. Avoid choosing poor-quality paint.

  • Avoid letting the paint surface dry unevenly

This error is common when you paint unevenly, the thickness of the places is not the same. In addition, the presence of grease also causes different drying times for different locations. Therefore, it is very important to check the paint and clean furniture before and after painting.

  • Avoid poor adhesion of paint layers

This is also the basic cause of the paint peeling off quickly. When painting you should pay attention not to use the same primer and polish, because the primer is often harder to dry. Lightly sand the primer to create a rough finish and mix with a low-volatile solvent.

With the information that we have provided above, we want to help you have a better view of painting wooden furniture. If you want to know more information about our company, please contact at Linkedin.

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