Awesome Spray Painting Furniture
For an inexpensive and easy way to spruce up old pieces of furniture, refinish them with a coat of spray paint. There are several ways to spray your furniture. Here are some of them. Sand the entire surface of your piece of furniture with 100-grit sandpaper. On large surfaces, use a palm sander to make your sanding go faster. Sand a second time with your 220- grit sandpaper. 220-grit sandpaper has finer grit, and will create a smooth surface. Always sand with the grain and not against it. Wipe down the surface of your furniture with your tackcloth. Spread out your dust sheets to cover your garage floor, or to protect your lawn. Shake your primer can before you spray your furniture. Remove the lid and hold your primer can 20 to 25 cm (8 to 10 inches) away from your furniture. Press the nozzle button and spray back and forth in a sweeping motion. Overlap each pass you make with the spray can by at least 13mm (½ inch). Allow your primer to dry before you prime the opposite side. Apply paint to the furniture.
Replace your dropcloth with a new one before you paint the opposite side. Spray paint is sticky on plastic dust sheets. If you don’t replace the plastic, your furniture will stick to it when you turn it over to paint another side. Apply a second coat of paint if the first coat did not completely cover your furniture. Allow the paint to dry. Spray your furniture with a clear-coat protector. A clear coat will give your paint a moisture-proof barrier. Clear coats also help to protect the surface of your furniture from scratches. Allow your clear coat to dry, and spray on a second coat for added protection.