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 painting furniture 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.

Either way, painting furniture is a great way to give new life to an old piece.

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

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

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Best Furniture Painting Tools and Supplies

Here are some great tools to use when painting furniture.

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Painting Furniture Color Ideas

Are you looking for furniture painting ideas based on the color of paint?

Here are a bunch of ideas for you!

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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!

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More Painting Furniture Ideas