Friday, November 25, 2016

How To Paint A Dining Room Table

How to Paint a Dining Room Table & Chairs

How To Paint A Dining Room Table , pinterest

 Paint is also a great tool for creating a stylistically unique dining set that can become the centerpiece of your decor. Especially for parents with growing children, painting your dining room furniture creates durable kid-friendly surfaces for family meals and celebrations. Choose a favorite color and use it to brighten your dining-room table and chairs.Lets begin :

1.Don work clothes and protective gear. Cover your work surface with the drop cloth.

2.Sand unfinished furniture to remove any surface barriers to adhesion of new paint. Rub all surfaces of unfinished furniture with 220-grit sandpaper, including the undersides of chair seats and the underside of the table top. The surface should feel smooth but not slick to the touch. Use a hand-held orbital sander or sanding block on large surfaces. Wrap sandpaper around rungs, spindles and legs if necessary.

3.Sand previously finished furniture in several stages, using 100-, then 150-grit paper, finishing with 220-grit. Remove any peeling or blistered paint and smooth lines between remaining paint and any patches of bare wood. Any remaining paint should be smooth but not slick. On previously varnished, lacquered or oil-stain-finished furniture, sand through finish to expose as much bare wood as possible.

4.Remove sanding residue with soft cloths or a hand vacuum cleaner.

5.Cover all surfaces to be painted with a thin even coat of primer paint. For the best job, start by turning chairs upside down, to cover the bottoms of chair seats and the easily-missed bottom edges of chair rungs. On the table, include all surfaces except the underside part of the table top concealed from view by the molding around the edge. Double-check rungs, spindles and legs and wipe off any paint drips with a rag or paper towel. Let the primer dry a minimum of two hours before applying the first top coat.

6.Sand the primer coat lightly only if the specific brand you have chosen suggests sanding. Most primers are designed to improve paint adhesion without extra effort.

7.Brush a thin even coat of topcoat paint over the primed surfaces. For the most durable job, this is the first of two coats on most surfaces, the first of three on the chair seats and the table top. Use long, even strokes and avoid going back over painted areas to produce the smoothest job. Any small streaks or missed spots can be covered by the second coat. Check and wipe any drips. Let the first coat dry at least two hours and preferably longer for full drying.

8.Sand the fully dried top coat surfaces lightly with 220-grit paper. Wipe sanding residue off thoroughly. Apply a smooth even second top coat, using long even strokes to create the smoothest possible surface. Let paint dry completely.

9.Lightly sand chair seats and the table top with 220-grit paper. Apply a third thin even coat of topcoat paint. This prolongs the surfaces that receive hardest use. Keep furniture out of use for 24 hours so that paint dries completely and forms a tight bond with the wood surfaces.

10.Apply a single coat of clear polyurethane if you want further protection from hard use. Keep furniture out of use for an additional 24 hours.


11 Things You Will Need to Paint a Dining Room Table & Chairs

  • Well-ventilated workspace
  • Drop cloth
  • Work clothes, gloves, protective eyewear and face mask
  • Orbital hand sander or sanding block
  • 100-, 150- and 220-grit sandpaper
  • Soft cloth rags, paper towels and/or hand vacuum cleaner
  • Wood primer paint
  • Latex satin or high-gloss topcoat paint (enough for 2 to 3 coats)
  • Brushes
  • Small roller
  • Water-based clear satin- or high-gloss polyurethane, optional


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