The coloring of furniture has its own nuances which must be observed and treated with the utmost care, while not forgetting the preparatory work, which will also depend on the perfect result of staining.
The following tools are recommended for painting the surface of wooden furniture, as professionals recommend: sandpaper, paint tray, primer, paint, putty, paint tape, roller or brush, degreaser, gloves and respirator. In addition, a varnish and a special liquid that cleans the surface of the paint and can be dispensed with without using sandpaper for sanding can be useful. As a means for degreasing, it is not necessary to use kerosene and gasoline solvents, as well as white spirit, because they leave the fatty film on the furniture, not allowing the paint to be absorbed normally.
Before painting furniture it is necessary to remove the doors and accessories and also it is necessary to remove the boxes and to disassemble the main structure as much as possible. Then you need to clean the surfaces of wax, grease, layers of varnish and old paint, sand them with sandpaper. After that, the treated surfaces must be wiped with a damp cloth.
Twenty minutes later, you can begin to puttying cracks, irregularities and other various defects, while ensuring that the surface does not become glossy, otherwise the paint can not stick to it.
Porous surfaces, for example, such as chipboard after the puttying is better primed, which will allow you to save considerably on the amount of paint used. The choice of primer depends on the paint, for example, an acrylic primer is suitable for acrylic paint. Apply a primer with a roller or brush, spreading evenly in a thin layer.
After completing all the necessary preparatory work, you can start painting the furniture.
There are several basic rules that must necessarily be observed when painting.
Firstly, there should not be high humidity in the premises where the painting will take place.
Secondly, furniture is usually painted in two layers, while the immediate application of the second layer can be started only after the first one has completely dried. The paint is applied in the same direction, strictly along the wood fibers.
If desired, the furniture can be painted in two colors. To do this, painted the first color of the surface to be sealed with paint tape to prevent them from getting paint of a different color.
Refurbished furniture can transform any interior and you do not need to worry about its service life, because it gets reliable protection from pests and adverse environmental influences for years to come.