Paint Your Old Coffee Tables

Paint Your Old Coffee Tables

Although some people prefer the old-fashioned look and feel of a used, worn-out old coffee tables, others prefer to keep that freshly-painted and brand-new look. Here are several ways to paint your old coffee tables. Prime the coffee table using a paintbrush and a white water-based (latex) primer. You can purchase primer but it is often just as good to use watered-down white emulsion. Use a mixture of half water, half paint. Allow to dry. Water-based primer should be touch-dry almost immediately, but leave two to three hours before progressing to the next step. Sand the table again, again using very fine grade sandpaper. This will smooth any imperfections left by the layer of primer. Wipe the table down afterward so there is no residual dust on the surface. Apply a top coat. Oil or acrylic eggshell paints give a nice, low-sheen finish, as does satin finish. You may prefer a high gloss finish. Whichever you choose, paint carefully and always train the brush in the same direction, ideally following the grain of the wood. Allow to dry. Oil-based paints may take 24 hours to dry fully.

Apply a second coat for a fine finish. Sand with fine grade paper and wipe down before applying more paint. Allow to dry thoroughly. Finish your tables. At this stage you may like to add special paint effects such as stencilling or decoupage. Stencilling usually involves the application of acrylic paints, while decoupage is the process of sticking decorative paper designs onto the surface with PVA glue. Stencilling or decoupage should be followed by a coat of polyurethane varnish.

Painted Country Style Coffee Table

Coffee tables come in a wide range of styles. Typically, these sets are designed to fit into several decorating styles with relative ease, although some end table and coffee table sets are specifically geared more toward either traditional or modern design.

Painted Country Style Coffee Table

Pastel Painted Coffee Table

A coffee table is a relatively short table that's usually placed in the middle of a seating area.

Pastel Painted Coffee Table

Wooden Crate Painted Coffee Table

An old coffee table can be given a whole new lease on life with a judicious coat of paint. Careful preparation is key to a successful makeover project, so make sure you allow enough time and materials to adequately prepare the surface for painting.

Wooden Crate Painted Coffee Table

Painted Vintage Coffee Table

If you want to spruce up your coffee table it’s a simple matter of refinishing the surface and applying your favorite color to breathe new life into an old piece of furniture.

Painted Vintage Coffee Table

Painted Moroccan Coffee Table

A coffee table can be an effective focal point for any living space.

Painted Moroccan Coffee Table

Living Room With Painted White Coffee Table

While the main function of a coffee table continues to be providing a convenient tabletop for persons sitting on the sofa, it is not unusual for the table to also be designed to allow for storage.

Living Room With Painted White Coffee Table

Red Painted Coffee Table With Drawer

Such a table is also an excellent means of providing a spot to set down a beverage and a book when relaxing in the room.

Red Painted Coffee Table With Drawer

Living Room With Leather Sofas And Painted Coffee Table

Coffee tables come in all sorts of styles and in various sizes.

Living Room With Leather Sofas And Painted Coffee Table
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