White Painted Dressers

If you want a color that works well with almost any style and can instantly brighten up a room, white would be the way to go. And these white painted dressers are the perfect examples of how white paint can transform ordinary furniture into statement pieces.

From classic and modern to shabby chic and vintage, these white painted furniture ideas will inspire you to give your old dresser an update. So let’s explore these makeovers and find one or two that you want to try for your own home!

collage of white painted dressers

Refreshing an old dresser with a new coat of paint can be a great way to give your home a modernized look. There are countless possibilities when it comes to painting furniture, and using white as the base color for a dresser is no exception. 

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Whether you choose to go for a classic, vintage look or something more eclectic, there are many inspiring ideas that can help you create the perfect white painted dresser for your home. Plus, the versatility of white paint makes it easy to match with any existing decor or color scheme.

White paint is also very accessible and affordable, so it’s easier to get your hands on it and use on your DIY project. There are also different finishes from matte to glossy to choose from, giving you even more options for your white dresser makeover.

So keep reading and check out some gorgeous white dressers you can recreate with your own piece!

What Kind of Paint Do You Use on a Dresser?

The type of paint you use plays an important role in the finished look. For best results, use a high quality enamel, acrylic or all in one paint with a satin finish. Here are our recommendations for the best enamel paint for furniture, the best acrylic paint for furniture, and the best all-in-one paints for furniture.

If you can’t choose from any of them, then this post on what paint to use on a dresser will help you decide what paint to use.

A primer should be used before painting to help with coverage, but also to give the paint more durability and bonding powers. And using the right primer will also stop stains from coming through paint, especially with white paint. Here are the best primers for painting furniture (and how to choose the right one) to give you a head start on your painting project.

For sealing your white dresser, you can topcoat your paint in most cases with a satin finish if the paint you use only comes in a matte finish. Check out our post on topcoats for painting furniture to know your options as well as learn how to apply them correctly.

How to Paint Furniture White

Whether you’re giving a dresser or an old dining chair new life, there are a few key steps you should follow for best results.

If your old dresser has existing paint, head on over to our guide on how to repaint a dresser, which includes removing the paint for the new coats to adhere better.

Painting furniture white is a little more time consuming and tedious than painting with other colors because it is a light color. Yellow spots are a common problem on white painted furniture, so check out our blog post on why is yellow coming through white paint to know the reason behind this common problem and help you prevent or fix those stains.

This makeover on painting furniture white will let you know exactly what to do when painting your dresser white, so follow the steps and tips along the way!

More Painted Furniture Resources

If you are still looking for more inspiration beyond white furniture, check out these other posts with more great ideas for painting furniture.

White Painted Dressers

Welcome to our list of fabulous white painted dressers! Discover a range of tips and techniques that will give your dresser an exciting new look.

How many coats of white paint on furniture?

For painting your furniture white, don’t use one thick coat of paint. Instead apply two to three thin coats. An even coverage is what you want so you will need at least two coats of white paint, and it’s best to wait for each coat to dry completely before applying the next one. This also helps prevent any drip marks or brush strokes from showing up in the final result.

If your dresser or furniture piece has darker colors or stains that you want to cover up, then you should apply three coats for better coverage. You might even want to remove the old finish completely and start with a clean slate.

Is white furniture hard to maintain?

White furniture may seem like a daunting choice for those who are worried about maintenance. But in reality, it’s not as difficult as you might think. With the right application and care, white painted dressers can easily stay looking fresh and clean for years.

If you properly prepared, primed, painted and sealed your dresser, then you can breathe a little easier knowing that the paint job will be durable and long lasting.

And when it comes to cleaning, just be sure to avoid any harsh chemicals that could damage the paint. Make sure to wipe any spills or stains immediately and regularly dust your dresser to keep it looking pristine.

With a little extra care and attention, maintaining white furniture can be just as easy as any other color. So don’t be afraid to give your old dresser a coat of white paint!

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