Painting Furniture with Oil-Based Paint
Today we are continuing our Painting Furniture Tutorial Series with oil-based paint!
Oil-based paint is very durable because of its hard shell. Its beautiful glossy finish adheres well to most surfaces.
Oil-based paint is hard to clean up since it is not water-based, and because of this I usually find myself opting for other paint types. However, it does provide a beautiful and very strong finish.
Step One: Sand
Sanding before painting is always a good idea.
Step Two: Clean
Give the piece a good cleaning. If it was sanded first, use a damp rag to remove the dust. If the piece was not sanded, you can clean using a cleaner like Simple Green. Here’s an Amazon affiliate link:
Step Three: Prime
I would always suggest priming, especially if the piece was not sanded. It will be well worth your time and energy to have a piece that doesn’t chip or peel. Remember to use an oil-based primer. Keep in mind that oil-based paint will take awhile to dry. I would estimate 24 hours for a coat to dry.
Step Four: Paint
How the paint is applied will determine the look of the paint. Use a foam roller for a smooth look and a brush for a more rustic look.
Step Five: Seal
Seal oil-based paint with an oil based finish.
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