Thinking of Painting Furniture White?
White denotes peace. White gives an appearance of calm, soothing and tranquil look to the surroundings. Moreover white furniture gels well with all the other decor usually found in a room. No wonder then that many opt for the idea of painting their old and jaded furniture white to give it a fresh new look. The process involved in painting furniture white is actually pretty simple. Firstly dismantle the furniture into separate parts.
Place them on a thick cardboard or even a newspapers spread out will do. You will have to check for the type of wooden surface the furniture piece is. If the former finish of wood is glossy type then a sanding process with sand paper is essential. The direction of sanding must be in sync with the direction of the wooden grains. However if you see that the wooden furniture has a raw look like the type you get at thrift stores then sanding is not required. Next in line is the application of primer for the adhesive effect on the wooden furniture.
Allow this to dry. Application of paint and primer must necessarily be done by a paintbrush or roller but not the foam variety. You would not want to see blobs of paint on the furniture piece, so avoid use of foam roller. Also do remember do paint in the direction of wooden grains for an even finish. Repeat the process with a second coating and finally top this with the glossy type of paint for a smooth appearance and with that the process of painting furniture whiteends thereby resulting in brand new-looking furniture.