A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for old furniture! But if you’ve never painted furniture before, the process can seem a bit daunting. Never fear! With these tips, you’ll be using these painting furniture ideas like a pro in no time.

At A Ray of Sunlight we’ve been painting and selling furniture since 2014. So I’ve made plenty of mistakes and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Keep reading for all of the tips, tricks and ideas that will help you with your furniture painting projects… so you don’t make those same mistakes that I’ve made. haha

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Do you have a piece of furniture that you love but it doesn’t match your decor anymore? Or maybe you found a great piece at a garage sale or thrift store but it needs a little TLC.

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Either way, painting furniture is a great way to give new life to an old piece. Plus, it’s a fun and budget-friendly DIY project that anyone can do!

But before you start painting, there are a few things you need to know. Here are some tips on how to paint furniture.

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Furniture Painting Tips

Painting furniture can be a fun and easy way to create a new look for your home without breaking the bank.

For those embarking on their first painting project, there are some essential tips to keep in mind. We’ve put together a list of tips to help you get the best results from your project.

Let’s go over the basic steps to painting furniture to get the best results.

The Basics of Painting Furniture

Before you can start adding color, there are some basics that need to be taken care of first. Preparing the surface is essential to giving your newly painted furniture the perfect finish.

Cleaning, sanding, priming, and topcoating will ensure maximum adhesion and durability for your paint job.

Intermediate Tips for Painting Furniture

Ready to take your furniture painting to the next level? Start with a few intermediate tips that will take your makeover to the next level.

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Best Furniture Painting Tools and Supplies

When you’re ready to start painting furniture, it’s important to have the right tools and supplies. We’ve compiled a list of our posts on these topics to help get you started.

From brushes, sandpaper, topcoat, paint sprayers and more – these resources will help you choose the best tools and supplies so that your painted furniture looks its very best.

With the right products in hand and a bit of know-how, you’ll be ready to transform any piece into a work of art. Here are some of the best furniture painting tools and supplies.

Painting Supplies

When selecting the supplies for your project, consider things like the type of paint, primers, and protective coatings.

Painting Tools

Having the perfect brush, sandpaper grade, and safety equipment can help you achieve a beautiful finish that will last for years to come.

Tools for Removing Paint

Now I know this is a post about painting furniture, but sometimes we need to remove paint too! With these tools you’ll be well on your way to enjoying the process of removing paint!

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Painting Furniture Ideas

Are you looking for furniture painting ideas based on the color of paint, or the type of furniture you’re painting?

Painting offers endless possibilities for bringing tired furniture back to life.

From classic styles like a distressed finish or two-tone look to bold patterns and bright accent colors, there are countless ways you can use paint to give your old furniture a fresh look.

Whether you are looking for a subtle update or something more dramatic, these ideas will help you find the perfect way to makeover your space.

Furniture Color Ideas

Have fun exploring all of your color options! Don’t be afraid to take risks and use complementary colors for accent pieces.

Painted Furniture Ideas

Are you looking for ideas based on the type of furniture instead of the color?

Whether you’re looking to paint your dresser, nightstands, cedar chest, or buffet, you can create a unique piece that fits your style and budget.

Fabric Furniture Makeovers

You can paint more than wood, plastic and laminate furniture! Paint your fabric furniture like chairs and sofas on a budget too!

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How to Make Money Painting Furniture

Want to turn your furniture painting hobby into a side gig? You aren’t alone! That’s how I got started painting furniture full time!

I bought and sold furniture for a few years to make some extra cash for my family.

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I sold furniture locally but I also sold on Etsy and shipped it across the country!

Now I focus most of my time on sharing tips for painting furniture, but I still have my pricing sheet that you can snag for free! Enter your email below and I’ll send it over to you!

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More Painting Furniture Resources

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