Smooth shaped edges with synthetic steel wool. 332020 Prep the surface by cleaning it real well with a lint free brush and sanding with a fine grit sandpaper.
1232019 The most important thing to do before starting to paint a table and to paint any surface is to clean it first.
How to paint a finished table. But for many of us the dining table is a vital piece of painted furniture. Using a synthetic paintbrush apply one thin coat and let it dry overnight patience. As always make sure to seal your painted tableWhether youre painting furniture or repainting painted furniture certain rules will always apply.
I let the paint dry 2-3 hours between coats and lightly sand with 220 grit sandpaper to smooth any bumps. I also use a spray mister to help the paint glide across the furniture better plus it makes a little go a long way. We used Fusion Mineral Paints TSP to clean the entire bottom of the table.
Its available in all the general finishes. The following day give it the scratch test with your fingernail or the top of a screw. 2282018 Use at least 3 coats of Minwax Polycrylic clear satin to seal the top of the table.
But you could also use semi-gloss or even gloss. I used a soft white Sherwin-Williams Dover White in a satin finish. You can paint in gloss high gloss semi-gloss or satin.
It removes oil grease fingerprints stains and other contaminants. Sealing your Repainted Painted Table. Clean off the surface and add another coat wait 2 hours and apply the final coat or more coats if desired.
The links to the other posts in this series are included at the end of this post. Dining tables are often one of the highest traffic horizontal surfaces in the entire home. Apply the painters tape around the edges if needed Use a bristle brush or round.
Well I was for around 24 hours. If the paint sticks youre good to go. Painting the base of the pine farmhouse table When the top was completely dry I turned the table on its top and painted the legs and base.
192017 Apply your product of choice in a small inconspicuous area and let it dry. Dont stop until you achieve perfection. 1142011 The last post in the How to Paint a Dining Room Table series of posts.
My preference for painting furniture is to thin the paint with water to a milk-like consistency. If you are using an oil based paint you will need to use an oil-based medium that is recommended by the paint. I tend to prefer semi-gloss or satin but high gloss is beautiful for a more modern finish.
I recently discovered these yellow detailer sponges as shown in the above video for applying the clear sealerThey also work great for spindles like in the How to Paint a Rocking Chair with Spindles. You need more coats that way but youll get a nice professional looking finish. When we think of painted furniture we often think of chairs or credenzas bookshelves or desks.
How to Prep Paint and Seal a Dining Table. Fusion TSP is a water-based biodegradable degreaser. The table and chairs are finished.
If your scratch test fails give your furniture a quick light sanding. Then wipe the table dry look for flaws and rub some more. 652019 If you are using a water based paint you can thin it with just water yay.
3222019 In fact whether youre painting a piece dark or light you should only need two coats when using a quality furniture paint. Then lightly hand sand with a 320 grit sandpaper. Maybe I am so excited.
I also added an update after one year of wear-and-tear on the table if you are interested. Load a sanding block with 600-grit wetdry paper dribble on some soapy water and rub the finish smooth.