I have been dying to try Annie Sloan’s Aubusson but now that i have seen this i love the white. And you’re family is going to LOVE you. I love watching your videos and learn something new each time. Then paint. The contrast between the classic clean white and bare wood has me swooning. Love the two tone look. I’m a neutral lover and the only thing better than a clean white piece, is a clean white piece with raw wood. Another thing I truly appreciate is your seemingly effortless descriptive ability, which makes the products and techniques simple to understand, not an easy task. Thanks for sharing these tips. Furniture painting can become a little addictive. I love the white you used. A bonus when using BIN is it dries fast and I can recoat (or paint) in less than an hour. This is the first furniture makeover and tutorial of the year so we’re going back to basics. (I use this orbital sanderwith variable speeds.) I am using a satin finish Behr white paint. After the primer dried, we dry-brushed the furniture with white paint to match our headboard. Hi Denise, If you want to paint your furniture white, start by removing any drawers, shelf slots, hinges, or knobs. Hi Ali! , Hi Connie! Should I lightly sand the area to get rid of the finish or just paint right over it? I couldn’t scroll through all the comments so I’m sorry if someone asked already but does it matter what white paint you use to paint the furniture? I’ve come back in the garage and found stains on the white, luckily it was just the coat of primer and I was able to sand and wash things down. This indicates a second coat is required. Wonderful transformation!!! Hi! Thank! I stripped the stain off and rubbed in a little of the leftover wax on my shop towel. Whitewashing with slaked lime and calcium carbonate paint was used routinely to paint the rough surfaces of dairy barns, which is why the barns are famously white. I'm humbled and flattered when you share my work, so SHARE AWAY! I’m passionate about furniture painting, photography, writing, and thrift home decor. Let the paint … Hope this helps. I used this Cotton White on the interior and out. I recently purchased a used headboard and footboard it’s been loved hard. This piece is beautiful, and I agree the wood really makes the piece. , Hi Denise. Hi Rhonda and WELCOME! Prime your piece from top to bottom always looking a little behind for drips… Hi Susan! Hi I absolutely love the legs! Reapply … To protect this china cabinet, I could have sprayed or brushed a poly or used clear wax, but I opted for this white wax for a beautiful satin finish. Should I be using a power hand sander or should I be sanding by hand. When the BIN Shellac Primer is totally white, I can paint and topcoat and be 100% confident no bleedthrough or stain is going to creep through my finish. That piece is stunning! Nothing crazy. You'll often find tutorials out there that claim you don't need to sand, and there are also lots of primers and paints promising that no sanding is necessary. Great tips and ideas to follow when painting white projects. Last summer I painted a cute little bench in white, only to realize I should have primed it first. And you still have to watch for drips, that’s why I like painting by hand. It had been painted, painted and spray painted over the years. Thanks, Hi Johanna! I’m looking forward to sharing them and can’t wait to see what YOU come up with my talented bloggie friend. hehe Have fun! Been there. Is there any treatment or coat you put to protect the white. You said 32 oz for a first timer on the paint? Older furniture with dark stains always bleed through the paint. I don’t like all black. , I love this piece. Bleedthrough showing through the white paint. Love the contrasting legs with the white! Thank you for these tips, they are great. It gets into all the nooks and crannies. Whenever I use white or off white paint, I always paint at least 2 coats. I really enjoy your blog and learning from you. Only then, would the bleedthrough rear its ugly head . I hope this helps. How to Paint the Perfect Powder Blue Painted Dresser, How to Add Floral Decoupage to Hand Painted Furniture, How to Distress Painted Furniture for a Beautiful Worn Look, Shabby Chic Cabinet from an Old Worn Out Cupboard, How to Get Farmhouse White Painted Furniture, How to Distress Furniture for that Worn White Painted Look, https://www.justthewoods.com/paint-mirror-frame/, https://www.justthewoods.com/reclaimed-barn-wood-farm-table/, https://www.justthewoods.com/sealing-painted-furniture/. ❤️. It will give your paint some tooth to cling onto. Also, should I be sanding between coats of the primer? Wipe the furniture down with a damp cloth … I use my orbital sander or palm sander when I’m first prepping the piece for primer. Hi Diane! It sounds gorgeous! Step 2. , Sooooooo beautiful !!!!!!!!!!! Not bad at all as I used CitriStrip Spray. Always paint furniture from the top down because if any paint gets on the bottom of the piece, it will be covered with the final coat. So this morning I decided to google ways to stain and that did not seem like what we needed, so I googled painting white and you were first on my feed. Whites, creams, greys and now I’m getting into contrasting it with black so I’m with ya. what would you suggest on those pieces? Hey, Denise! And I know this focus of this post is how to get a perfect white painted finish, but check out these legs! If you’re a professional furniture painter, this may not always be convenient however if you’re painting a piece for your home, its the perfect alternative. I bought the fluff from Dixie Belle. for how long? This guide will help you out. I like to apply the shellac primer with a paintbrush, but a foam roller can also be used if you're covering a large surface area. Color is such a personal choice. I painted everything white (Old White by Annie Sloan) except the top and the drawer fronts. . I look forward to following you and learning to gain confidence. I just used Dixie Bell’s Gator Hide on them. Filed Under: Blog, Chalk Paint, color, How To Tips, Painting Furniture Tagged With: how to paint furniture white, painting furniture, painting wood furniture white. Thank you. For a smooth professional finish, I sand between every coat. It makes perfect sense. This second coat (below) is ready for paint other than a few tiny tiny spots. Two questions, the primer you used is white in color correct? Sorry to hear about your bench. This is the most important step… especially when using WHITE! And if you ever need a hand feel free to reach out anytime. Whitewashing dark furniture. Once the second coat is applied and no more ‘stain’ is showing through, I know it’s safe to paint white. So, off to prime and work on the beast in the living room today, She needed some repair work…veneer that was loose and a rough spot that needed wood filler on top. I’ve added direct links to the white I used under “Source List”.. Kinda says hi! Happpppy 2020 Marie! From reading through your steps and how thorough you have to be to get a good job done I wanted clarification on the sanding. . Thank you Olivia! It gives a SUPER smooth professional finish. Such a beautiful piece! BIN Shellac Primer is the ONLY primer that I can ACTUALLY SEE when all the bleedthrough is covered. . Also, ALL my friends, family and neighbours know what I do so they keep an eye peeled for me also. I love how you painted this and left those beautiful legs unpainted. . This saves product and time. Love the creativity and, at the same time, Those legs!!! What do you recommend for the stain on top? When I’ve used a ‘regular’ water based latex like say a Behr for example, I do topcoat. The inside has been rolled with one coat of BIN Shellac Primer and you can visibly see the areas bleedthrough (discoloration) is showing through. I’m painting my kitchen table white and having problems with the poly turning the white yellow. Bleedthrough hiding under the white paint and rearing its ugly head only AFTER I top coated. Now I have a fail-proof technique down pat… which I hope will help you too. It’s years later and I’ve painted I don’t know how many white pieces and tried I don’t know how many products. I just don’t want to ruined it. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. It will look horrible but no worries. A satin or matte poly will keep the matte look you’re after. The good thing is there’s so much damaged and unloved furniture out there you can do both…lol. You must remove, strip the old varnish and paint and prepare wood … It always looks horrible before it starts looking good. Give it a sanding so the existing blue paint is sanded down perfectly smooth to the touch. Vacuum the furniture to remove the sanding dust. , Sorry so excited about the in for you share that when I asked my question I forgot to say how fabulous this piece turned out ……..watching for Moe , Did you apply any stain or top coat to the legs. I work with Dixie Belle PaintsDixie Belle Paints for most of my projects but that said I’ve used numerous paint brands at various price points and they work well. For the sanding, will I have to sand it right down to the wood to accomplish a nice white look in the end? Here’s what the outside of this china cabinet looked like after the first coat. Our project used walnut oil, but … The stain/poly from the original finish bled through. how hard? It’s not difficult to paint your wooden furniture white, especially if the wood is unfinished or already a light color. I love the contrast between the white cabinet and the natural legs, it brings out the beauty of the carving of the legs. You can’t just spread new paint over the wood! And white, well, it’s always a classic, isn’t it?! Did you use a gallon? I am working in my garage and the conditions are not as ideal has having a set enclosed well ventilated space to paint. Color preferences and tastes in home decor vary from person to person, and styles change over the years. You can apply a second coat of BOSS within 2-3 hours however it requires a 24 hour set time before applying your paint. Thank you for sharing all your Tips ! Even though I’ve been painting for years, I still learn new tips and tricks and get inspiration from my fellow painters. Clean. Even though latex isn’t porous like chalk paints, I’m not 100% confident it holds up really well on high traffic items. Learn how your comment data is processed. YES, I’m so glad someone noticed! Be careful not to gouge the surface though: You're just looking to rough it up a little so the p… From there, I hand sand between each coat of primer and paint. Even so, I absolutely love working on these. What a great project neighbor!… I’m in the GTA too. Please feel free to use ONE (1) photo per post with a credit link back to the original post. . Once is smooth to the touch, go ahead and prime and then paint white. I have an Entertaining center that is real wood and the color is dark red oak I would like to paint it with a an antique white my question is what kind of primer and paint would you recommend for suck a heavy nice wood that actually will look good. As I was reading the instruction to sand after each coat, I was already wondering how much? My husband and I are buying our first home and we were given a bedroom set that we want to paint white. This is a timely article for me. x. I’m sorry if this was already asked ! Check out the updated version! (If you are using spray paint, make sure to spray … My wife has sure convinced me and I didn’t know she left you a post. Sand the furniture in a circular motion with sandpaper, covering every part of the furniture that you plan to paint, then wipe down the furniture’s surface with a … Yes, after you strip the legs and top, let them dry. . . I love your work! giving these lovely old pieces a second chance to be reloved.. CitriStrip has a great spray-on stripper that gets in to all the crevices and a dollar store brush will help remove the residue. Use a paint roller to hit wide-spaced, even areas of wood surface that aren't contoured, and a paintbrush along corners, edges, and harder-to-reach areas. Thanks so much, Karen and a BIG WARM WELCOME to you! I really like the wood grain legs and knobs. Hello, Hi Denise! Just my two cents, but hope this helps. You may need two coats of paint, depending on the original color of your furniture. How to Paint Furniture White! What is gorgeous to one person is gawd awful to another. I can’t tell you how many times I used to paint in white, it looked magnificent UNTIL I applied a topcoat. I'm so happy you dropped by! How to Paint Dark Wood Furniture White Step 1. Hope this helps and have fun. A few of my favs are Dixie Belle, Annie Sloan, Bluestone House, General Finishes. Everything about your work is always perfect: Gorgeous, creative, and skillfully done. And a cheap dish brush will wipe off the finish after the stripper has activated. I wish i could find a piece like this for me personally to paint and keep. You’re pieces are always so pretty. When the BIN Shellac Primer is totally white, I can paint and topcoat and be 100% confident, STEP 3 – Sand & Remove Dust Between Each Coat, « Furniture Transfers | 10 FAQ’s Answered, 25 BEAUTIFUL BLUE Painted Furniture Ideas ». All the above tips apply whether it’s light or dark furniture. This includes primer and paint. Love, love this piece. with what? You don’t want to add a lot of the white paint, … Hi, Cheryl and Happy 2020 to you!!! And you have given me such encouragement that I will be going to Home Depot to check out the paints, primers and sanders. Make sure the brushstrokes follow the grain of the wood. Enter your e-mail so you don't miss a thing! 32 oz will be plenty for one piece but if you’re concerned (…which I always was when I was just starting out because everything was new!) Wishing you luck and I’d love to hear how it turns out for you! Thank you for your quick response. (I’ll link to some others I painted in the Related Posts below) Painting the inside can be a little extra work but the style of these cabinets is always a pleasure to work on. The unpainted underside of the shelves was a surprise and really completes the look. At first my husband wanted to throw It out and buy new but I said we can make it what we want. My favorite paint for wood furniture is Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Semi-Gloss (view on Amazon). Thank you for inspiring my wife and now me. As for the paint, there are SO MANY great paints that will do a lovely job! When I first started painting furniture, most of my pieces were white or an off white. I’m Denise – lover of all things vintage, repurposed and restyled. Apply two coats of mid-sheen varnish to the desk and drawers to protect the white finish, if desired. What do you think of this combo? I’m looking forward to reading next …, Aw, thanks so much Piluca! Happy New Year, Denise! I hope your year is off to an amazing start my friend. x. Unfortunately, I ran into the same problems over and over again. Below is a perfect example. When I find it’s really thick and not spreading easily, I spray each time. Stunning: if you want a great result, you have take the time to do it properly, there’s just no way around it. I’m looking forward to sharing another year of painted furniture makeovers sprinkled with some smalls for staging and styling your furniture. I started by giving this cabinet a super good cleaning and then a light sanding followed up by, Below is a perfect example. Beautiful! Just wondering whether there is anything I can do to keep the white clean or if that’s just the pain of having white furniture. Does this have to be hand painted with brush or could you use a paint gun? I plan on doing something similar with a mid century desk except I’d like to do white on the body and a dark finish that shows the wood grain on the front of the drawers and top. Much appreciated! Light blue with medium wood stain sounds beautiful. In my experience (and I’ve used and tested a TON of stain-blocking primers!!!) Mostly, because I was afraid of color, but also because I was under the impression that white was the easiest finish to do. I am going to repaint our coffee table and side table. Looking forward to sharing with you. I love the natural wood of the base/ legs vs the white! As a rule I’m not a white furniture fan for my personal pieces, but my family is and this will help once I start refurbishing pieces for them. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful piece. You so often do cool things to the interiors of your pieces — but from the photos I can’t tell what you did with this one!!! Another gorgeous piece. , Hi Suzy! :) Read More…. For the marble effect, apply oil-based gray paint by pouncing the natural … Whitewashing dark wood furniture can be done even at home using very simple woodworking items. If it’s necessary to strip the stain, what do you recommend? I am on to my second coat of paint today. Thanks for reading. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS WHITE FINISHED CHINA CABINET … OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. I am planning on painting a dresser white which is currently painted blue. x, Your email address will not be published. I ALWAYS learn something new from fellow furniture painters as well. I am going to try this look on an old buffet that I have. Maybe replacing/painting the black trim to tie everything together ?? Thank you! Paint all over with your white paint of choice. Thanks my friend, I’m liking it too! I stripped off the old finish and added matching wood knobs to tie the entire look together. Or can you just go ahead with the primer? The inside has been rolled with one coat of, Once the second coat is applied and no more ‘stain’ is showing through, I know it’s safe to paint white. Then squirt your clear sealer onto a plate and then I dab a little bit of my white furniture paint in with my clear sealer. Cleaning with TSP, White Lightning, Krud Kutter or any other grease cutter product is a must. However, if it’s pressed board/MDF, be careful NOT to sand down to the wood because your paint will look different on those areas. I like using Citristrip applied with a brush OR the Citristrip spray which is what i did with these legs. With all the above steps in place, ANY topcoat can be used without worry. Extra protection is not required even on high traffic items. I love the contrast too! Great job!!!! My dad gave me my grandparents antique dresser with a marble top and swivel mirror on top. It is a long process but rewarding every step of the way. Absolutely beautiful! Wow, just wow. Super durable. , I love your videos. This technique makes the legs really pop. I have a French provincial furniture bedroom set that I was going to paint a light blue and a medium color wood stain on the top. Your email address will not be published. Give them a light sanding and then wax over the bare wood. I’m loving it. This way the piece will be easy to wipe down and keep clean for years to come. Painting wood furniture has to be one of the best ways to transform it on a dime (hello, flea market finds! Often I’ll finish priming an entire piece and by the time I’ve finished, the area I first started on is ready for a second coat. Allow the primer to dry before moving … So I know how frustrating it is after you put in the work. I LOVE sharing... that's why I blog! Follow me on social media or sign up for a dose of furniture painting inspiration and diy tutorials. And is that what I’ll need to do to ensure it doesn’t yellow again? What I can suggest is go with your gut which will never steer you wrong. Though the term "whitewashing" gets tossed around for a variety of white finishes, it generally refers to painting a surface (most often wood) with watered-down, white paint. We want a matte look. Alternatively you could spray paint the primer in that section or use spray paint primer for the whole piece but you will go through multiple cans. For that style, Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint will give you the smooth, matt finish you’ll need. Browse through over 200+ DIY Furniture Painting Tutorials where you’ll find inspiration for your home & DIY projects! If you have any issues viewing – you can check it out here on my Youtube Channel. It’s the most beautiful piece I’ve ever painted. I didn’t use any primer. I’ve been painting furniture with the same products you use for eons, and am now using and selling White Owl chalk synthesis paint. Thanks Sandy! Hi Dwayne! However, if you wish to paint white over a dark color, you must take a few extra steps in order to ensure complete coverage without any of the dark … Particle board or MDF does not sand smooth as regular wood does. Hi Jackie! I am going to leave the legs and top it’s natural color. Here’s to a creative and inspirational 2020!. Thanks for the Pin! Thank you so much and thanks for the video encouragement. Additional photos or text may be available with my written permission. I am a complete novice at furniture refinishing. Just a quick question as follows: when I paint with chalk paint I know I must top coat with either wax or poly, however, if I am using a really good brand of latex paint on a piece of furniture – do I still need to top coat? Easy to clean. If you’re looking to update your furniture in a perfect white finish,  I promise these tips will save you time, money and a ton of frustration! Whitewashing dark furniture takes stages. when I realized that the very next sentences told me all the answers to those questions, using specific details and a comparison I understood–like wiping a countertop with 220 grit sandpaper. This is stunning, Denise! Thanks for sharing your excellent tips and ideas as always, Nancy, Hi Nancy! Hello. I also love it when YOU share here on the #siblog so you have an open invitation to join me every Tuesday and chime in on whatever may be on your mind. Hi Can you clarify, do you need to strip the stain on a wood piece before applying the primer and paint? Have fun with your project and say hi to Kinda for me. I’m so happy you like the piece and YES, you can SO DO THIS! . When I have these persistent bleedthrough areas, I spot prime with a third coat rather than apply another full coat onto the entire cabinet. Hi Brenda! I love everything you do.. If you lightly sand to give it a “scuff sanding”, that would work well. Thank you for all your advice and post. Hi Chris – The reason the white paint turned pink is because you did not use a primer or a paint/primer-in-one formula of spray paint. You can paint in gloss, high … . One thing that I haven’t done though, is sand lightly between coats of primer. Primer isn’t meant to cover completely, it’s okay for the wood to show through. I have an antique China cabinet sitting in my living room that’s been cleaned with White Lightning and is waiting for me to use primer on it. I started by giving this cabinet a super good cleaning and then a light sanding followed up by BIN Shellac Primer to kill the bleedthrough. Apply eggshell-finish paint (in your desired color) in long, even strokes with a 2-inch foam brush or foam roller. This paint is thinner than ordinary paint, which makes it easier to achieve a smooth finish. I’m loving the crisp white and wood accents on this china cabinet. There’s no need to strip the stain off (another word stip down to the bare wood) but for the very best results, you do want to sand off the existing finish and even out any scratches, knicks and imperfections. I am looking to tackle a similar project. In the future when I have another piece of furniture that requires this type of primer, I’ll do a video tutorial for you… and my sister…lol. Sign up to get your dose of Inspiration and DIY Furniture Painting Tips! It is addictive. Crispy white and bare wood…I’m craving it now.. beautiful piece, thank you for sharing the tips and products! Nancy, You made my day with this comment Nancy! I’m a beginner furniture painter, so I’ll be Pinning your post to my DIY Board. Great work!!!! Wishing you a beautiful day filled with inspiration and Happy Painting friends! Even though I love painting with color, my home is neutral. Your set sounds amazing and what a great project! How to Paint Glamorous Furniture with Metallic Paint. Hope this helps. Love the white and wood combination, so pretty on this piece! Perfect white with shapely bare wood legs. . So glad you like this makeover/tips. Links on Salvaged Inspirations may be sponsored links and/or affiliate links. The set though is very light in colour, any tips?! My pleasure! Thank you! That’s dry and we’re ready to move forward on her. Some of the pieces on the bed are pressed wood and I don’t want to mess anything up or make it look terrible…. Recently I just purchased a head and footboard and it is gorgeous but they trim the outside of the headboard in black and distressed it which it looks gorgeous but then what color but I paint my furniture to match. Can I send you pictures and get your thoughts You Lisa Cooley, Hi Lisa! Don’t worry. This came out beautiful ! How did you manage to strip them with all the details? If a luxurious sheen is what you’re after, consider Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint … Hi Kara! Just enough to give the sealer a white tint. . I find great furniture finds curb-shopping, thrift stores, Restores, garage sales and estate sales. I was going to paint it all white but as I was sanding the drawer fronts, which have hand carved details, I realized there was no way I could cover that with paint. It comes in white AND CLEAR which is amazing when I want some original wood showing through. . Wish me luck , Hi Laureen! While the paint dries, we lightly sanded the hardware. I debated on whether or not to paint the underside of the shelving but once I saw how nicely it tied into the knobs and legs, I left the underside as is. I love the white and wood. ~ Nicki, Hi Nicki and happy 2020! When I don’t want to use a smelly shellac-based product or I have more time to get my project done, this is my go-to…. Seriously, you don’t want to put a crisp clean white on top of a surface that has any dirt, grime or grease on it. hehe. But from what I've learned over the years, sanding is a must. Your email address will not be published. So glad you like the makeover and find these tips helpful. Is there a brand/color white you recommend? And even if you have leftover, you can use it on another project. This entire piece is classic white! Be sure to start any painting project by sanding your surfaces with 150-grit sandpaper. 5. I KNOW you can do this! This piece is my new favorite, however, because of the effect of the white and wood and because the results seem attainable, even for a beginner like me. I started with this vintage china cabinet I found at the ReStore which are notorious for bleedthrough. In fact, whether you’re painting a piece dark or light, you should only need two coats when using a quality furniture paint. Warning. . It doesn’t smell bad/harsh so you can use it indoors. ☺️, Hello there! I love to share the products I use and enjoy! I look forward to your furniture makeovers and smalls this year. So I want to give it new life. How hard was it to strip those legs? then the 64 oz may feel ‘safer’. Wipe over all surfaces to remove paint residue and offer a clean surface for fresh paint. The very first step to painting a perfectly white piece of furniture is clean and prep. This baby has to have the back taken off and will need to be wallpapered inside because there’s that bad of a ding on the back, inside wall. Hi Caleb! And I need your help! After your piece is wiped down, start priming a light coat working in small sections. I’ve been at it since Sunday and everyday after work. Prime first with undercoat, allow to dry (check can for timing). What a relief! This piece is gorgeous!! I will keep following you!. I am wondering about the paint you used. x, Simply elegant and beautiful Denise. I usually apply one coat of primer over laminate furniture and two … Great inspiration for someone like me to get started. I am going to use your paint brand and wax because I wouldn’t know what other brand to use. Thank you for sharing that with us. It really depends on the paint Aimee. This is great information! Thank you for sharing you knowlege and talent! Any brand paint you like will work. No, a gallon is not required. , I sure do… love it. Thank you for all these tips and your video. This is absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing all the gorgeous furniture makeovers you have in store for us in 2020. At the time, I had no idea these are VERY common problems when painting wood white. Tips For How to Spray Paint Wood Furniture. Let's keep in touch! Is there any way you can incorporate that into the headboard. . No you don’t Mariah. If you have dark wood where you would … This cabinet is absolutely beautiful! For full disclosures and privacy policy click here. Thank you for all the helpful tips! Hi #sifamily, thanks for joining me! Thanks so much, Do! Three coats are often required to get that perfect white finish. Just plain white like the exterior or a printed contact paper or ??? Those bare legs were too shapely to cover. 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