Painting Furniture with Latex Paint
Latex paint (also known as water-based or acrylic paint) is great because it is inexpensive and easy to clean up since it’s water-based.
Before you begin, make sure to not paint latex paint over an oil-based paint. It will not adhere well. An easy way to check if the paint is latex is by dipping a cotton ball in nail polish remover. If the paint comes off, it’s latex!
Step One: Sanding
Sanding is a great way to remove some of the pieces current finish while creating a surface the paint can adhere to.
Step Two: Clean
Give your piece a good cleaning. If you sanded the piece first, use a damp rag to remove dust. If you didn’t sand, wash down the piece and use a cleaner like TSP.
Step Three: Prime
Priming takes time, but it will be well worth the time to have paint that doesn’t chip or peel.
Step Four: Paint
How the paint is applied will determine the look of the paint. Use a foam roller for a smoother look.
Step Five: Seal
Seal latex paint with a polycrylic protective finish. It’s water-based (like latex), and it does not yellow over time.
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