If you’re redoing end tables, look no further than Heirloom Traditions Paint. This furniture paint requires no sanding and can be used to quickly transform any piece of furniture into something special.
With just a few simple steps, you can create a stunning new look that will last for years to come. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to use Heirloom Traditions Paint in the easiest way possible so grab your supplies and let’s get started!
Do you have an end table that’s looking a bit dreary like these end tables? Have you been searching for a way to give it some new life without breaking the bank?
Heirloom Traditions paint very well, might be your answer! With its wide range of colors, easy application, and no sanding required, this paint can turn any piece of furniture into something truly special.
It quickly has become one of my absolute favorite paints for furniture because of how easy it is to use. You can brush it on, but I like to spray it on for a perfect finish!
So let’s get started on giving these end tables the makeover they deserve!
Supplies Used for Redoing End Tables
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- Electric Screwdriver
- SurfPrep Sander (Optional) (Use code RAY10 to get 10% off your order)
- 220 Grit Sanding Screen (Optional) (Use code RAY10 to get 10% off your order)
- Heirloom Traditions Paint – Polo
- Wagner FLEXiO 3500
- Paint Filter
- Fine Grit Foam Sanding Sponge (Use code RAY10 to get 10% off your order)
- Hexagon Knobs
Don’t let these end tables fool ya! The one that looks like it has 2 drawers, really doesn’t have any drawers! But I still had to remove the knobs from the fake drawer fronts.
While these look like they are both high quality wood end tables, the underside of the smaller one didn’t even try to hide that it was made of particle board and oak wood veneer.
Cleaning and Deglossing Tables with Heirloom Traditions Deglosser
With the hardware off, I brushed on some deglosser to clean and degloss the surface to get it ready for paint. I brushed it on, let it sit for a couple of minutes, and then I wiped it all off.
While cleaning, I could see that the finish on the small table was worn out and damaged. The other had a little bit of damage to its finish.
So, I sanded both of the tops with 220 grit sanding screens to smooth out the finish and then I cleaned up the dust with a vacuum and tack cloth.
Check out the importance of sanding before painting furniture here.
For this paint, that’s all I had to do to get these tables ready for paint. Seriously. This stuff sticks SO well and covers SO well, without any more prep!
Learn more about the best paints for furniture without sanding here.
Painting Tables with Heirloom Traditions Paint in Polo
The one downside of this paint is that it doesn’t level out if you brush or roll it on, so if you don’t like brush marks or roller texture, you won’t be happy if you brush or roll it on… but when you spray it on, it dries to a perfectly flawless finish!
Learn more about painting furniture with a sprayer here.
See this painting furniture without sanding or priming makeover to see what you can expect when you brush or roll on Heirloom Traditions Paint.
So, I poured the Heirloom Traditions Paint through a filter and into my paint sprayer’s container. And then I added about 20% water to the paint.
I used the markers on the side of the container to see how many ounces of paint were in the container, and then I multiplied that number by .2 to figure out how much water I needed to add.
And then I mixed the paint and the water together really well and put my sprayer together. Learn more about how to thin paint for Wagner FLEXiO sprayer here.
I tested the sprayer on some cardboard to make sure it was spraying with a fine mist, and to adjust how much was coming out of the sprayer with the knob behind the trigger. My air flow setting was on 4 or 5.
That’s it, I was ready to spray! Discover the spray paint tools you need when painting furniture here.
Spraying Heirloom Traditions Paint
The large end table took a bit to spray because of that inside shelf, and I accidentally unplugged the sprayer while using it, so it splattered a bit and dripped out the front.
But I cleaned it up and was able to keep going without any more splattering.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I don’t use my expensive Fuji paint sprayer anymore because this one is just as good for a fraction of the price!
Read more about my honest review and thoughts on the Fuji Q4 paint sprayer here.
This is the first time Wagner FLEXiO 3500 sprayer ever splattered on me… and it was because it was suddenly unplugged. Haha.
Check out my honest Wagner 3500 paint sprayer review here to learn about the features and pros and cons of this sprayer.
Or read this post to learn more about How to Use Wagner FLEXiO 3500 paint sprayer.
Then I let the paint dry for a couple of hours. When I came back, I lightly sanded everything with a fine grit foam sanding sponge to make sure that everything felt super smooth.
There was mostly just a little bit of gritty texture on the tops from the overspray landing back on the tops.
Then I cleaned off the dust with a tack cloth and I sprayed on another coat of paint and let it dry.
I had some more paint in the sprayer and there were a couple of spots that I missed, so I sprayed on one more coat a couple of hours later.
Then I cleaned out the sprayer… Learn more about how to clean a Wagner paint sprayer here.
If you’re a visual learner, don’t worry! Watch every step of this makeover in our YouTube video here.
And here’s what they look like now!
More Before And After Makeovers
Click any of these “before” photos below to view the “after” of that makeover.
I love these cute little hexagon knobs against the navy blue. And I absolutely love how fast and easy it is to paint furniture with Heirloom Traditions Paint and the Wagner paint sprayer.
And no, this is not sponsored in any way, shape, or form! Check out more dark blue painted furniture ideas here.
What do you think of the new look? Let me know in the comments!
Oh, also I’ve tested the durability of this paint many times, and every time, it passes my scratch test within only a couple of days of drying! No topcoat needed!
- Brush deglosser to clean the surface and get it ready for paint.
- If needed, sand the tops to smooth the finish and clean the dust with a vacuum and tack cloth.
- Pour the Heirloom Traditions Paint into the paint sprayer container and add 20% water to the paint.
- Mix the paint and water together very well.
- Test the sprayer on cardboard to ensure that it has a fine mist. And adjust the sprayer setting if needed.
- Spray the tables and let the paint dry for a couple of hours.
- If needed lightly sand the tables with a fine grit sanding sponge and clean off the dust.
- Spray one more coat and let it dry.
More Painted End Table Makeovers
- Painting Wood End Tables
- End Table Makeover
- Gray Chalk Painted End Tables
- Chalk Painted End Tables
- Hexagon End Table Makeover
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