There are so many types of furniture paint! How do you know what paint to use on a dresser?
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What kind of paint to use on wood dresser?
Honestly, it all depends on what you are wanting your dresser to look like in the end.
Are you after a sleek modern look?
Chippy paint look?
It’s best to pick what paint you want to use by first deciding on what you want your dresser to look like.
There are easier, faster, and better options out there to get the look you want, on a budget. Take your pick from this list – with examples and more detail below!
- Latex Paint
- Chalk Paint
- Milk Paint
- Acrylic Paint
- Mineral Paint
- Pigmented Poly
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No Prep Furniture Paint
I want to be super clear from the very beginning. No matter what, if you don’t prep your dresser for paint, you will run the risk of it not sticking to the dresser.
I know a lot of paint companies boast that they are a no prep furniture paint, but that’s just a gimmick to make you want to buy their paint.
You really need to prep your furniture for paint!
If you don’t prep, your painted finish won’t last long at all!
Latex Furniture Paint
Latex paint is the easiest paint to get ahold of locally. It’s in every hardware store. It is made for painting walls.
Yes, it may be a cheap option, but when you add in the primer needed before the latex paint, and then the polyurethane to go on top of the latex paint, it’s not cost-effective, or even easy!
Because of those things, I don’t really recommend latex paint.
But if you’re in a pinch, you CAN paint furniture with latex paint.
Chalk Paint on Furniture
Chalk painted furniture is the hot thing right now. I got the chalk painting bug a few years ago, and it’s one reason why I’m painting and selling furniture now.