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    furniture + spraypaint and other paints

    so i've moved to used furniture paradise. I've gotten some used furniture recently that's kind of dinged up but has potential. I think I might just spraypaint it. I don't want to bother with sanding it, unless I get overwhelming response that this will make it hella sucky.

    My plan:
    clean furniture (done)
    buy avocado-colored spraypaint.
    paint furniture with as many coats as necessary in a well ventilated area etc etc.

    any tips from fellow amateurs/pros.

    xoxo
    steph

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    If you're planning on using spraypaint, you will probably want to keep a sander handy. It seeme no matter how hard I try to get it right, I always end up with a drip or 2 somewhere on the piece I'm spraying. And you may want to sand between coats anyway.
    Usually, the basic procedure for painting furniture would be:
    sand (wipe off dust w/ a damp cloth each time you sand)
    prime (if needed)
    sand
    paint (repeat sand, paint as many times as needed)
    sand
    polyurthane (or some such protective top coat)
    Yeah....it makes for a lot of steps, and can be a pain in the butt. But it'll come out really purrrty in the end. And if you're painting more than 1 piece the same color, you can work on them side by side instead of going back and starting all over with each piece.
    Hope this helps! Good luck!

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    thx

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    You're welcome! : )


 

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