December 2, 20180 found this helpful
How to Paint Wood Furniture
Remove any residue.
Paint it. Use 3 thin coats of latex semi gloss paint.
December 5, 20180 found this helpful
Members have given very good instructions (especially links) but since you just ask how to paint "wood furniture" your question leaves room for a lot of "questions" about what you are painting?
Is it a new unfinished piece or has it been painted before?
Sine this may be the case - and everyone has concentrated on repainting - I will discuss painting unfinished wood.
"However, unfinished wood usually means untreated wood, so you have to take more time to ensure it doesn't contain rough edges or nasty splinters."
- Are you painting a large, medium or small piece of furniture? This answer will make a lot of difference in how to proceed: large? you may wish to purchase the small, cheap sanding machine; medium/small you may just want sandpaper sheets (maybe a block that holds sandpaper - something to hold on to).
- What type of finish do you want; flat, matte, satin, semi-gloss, gloss (shiny).
- If you're not sure whether you want a shiny or a flat finish, you may want to try flat first. You can always re-cover flat with a satin or a semi-gloss, but it's harder to go in reverse and cover the sheen.
- There is a lot of information on the internet giving all kinds of instructions; some will be different because they are advertising for one particular paint brand. But others will be different in what type/grade of sandpaper to use and others will differ on how many coats of primer/paint you need to do.
- You will have to sort this out for yourself (most of the instructions are very similar). Here are some sites I like:
- The Amish have some good points:
- These are both interesting sites; just a little different take on how to do this job:
- Hope someone covered your question so you can now go out and buy your supplies...