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 Post subject: Painting furniture
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:34 pm 
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I have some really ugly furniture that I want to paint, help make my place a little less dreary. Does anyone know what kind of paint I should get?

Some of it is wood furniture that I'll sand the finish off of (what little finish remains) and paint that. But some is Ikea furniture. Do you think I can use the same paint for both types of furniture?

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 Post subject: Re: Painting furniture
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:51 pm 
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What kind of Ikea furniture? They make a lot of things out of raw, unfinished wood that are perfect for a painting project, but if it's something with a veneer or something that's already been painted, that might be different.

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 Post subject: Re: Painting furniture
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:36 pm 
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What you need for the ikea furniture is a bonding primer. Sherwin has one and I am sure bennie moore has one too. You can use the bonding primer on the other furniture if it is receiving paint.
Follow that with two coats of a latex acrylic paint like Pro Classic by SW and your good to go. If you want a super fine finish use a whizz roller and steel wool between coats including the primer.

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 Post subject: Re: Painting furniture
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I know this is a super old thread, but since it's been bumped by spam, I just wanted to say that Annie Sloan chalk paint is magical for the lazy like me. You can paint it over literally anything, no sanding required. I painted straight onto a super shiny lacquered coffee table, and the paint's still on 2 years later. You do need to find another wax to use with it, though, because the Annie Sloan wax is of the bee variety. All the paint is vegan and non-tested, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Painting furniture
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:41 am 
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Spraying gives a much smoother finish to the furniture then brushing.he smoothest is with an airless paint sprayer, however they deliver so much material that they make it easier to get runs and sags in the finish.
Which paint is sticky, the base colour or the acrylic craft paint? Was the base coat an oil based paint or water based Did you do one or two coats of the base colour Did you let it dry enough before putting the acrylic on it or putting on a second coat?
you can use a clear gloss polyurethane to protect the design from getting scratched or worn off.


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 Post subject: Re: Painting furniture
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It depends what sort of paint you have and what sort of effect you want, but I've used chalk paint on unsanded Ikea veneer (Billy bookcases, for example) without any problems.

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