At the request of a few friends I am going to sort of walk those of you not too board with this amateur’s attempt at furniture refinishing.

The supplies I use on solid wood furniture:

Liquid sand


Palm sander


Behr Interior Satin paint with primer

My favorite off white- Innocence
My favorite brown- Revival Mahogany
My favorite green- Happy Camper


Behr Faux Glaze


Purdy Paintbrushes


Foam Sanding Block


Rustoleum Polyacrylic


Old cotton t shirts for rags


Minwax stain
I love dark walnut


What I do:

Clean the furniture with water. No chemicals. If the piece is going to be stained, sand it down with the palm sander. If it is ornate or just going to be painted, I use liquid sand. Wipe on, keep using a clean area on the cotton rag.

Use good brushes to paint.
Apply the paint in multiple thin coats. Sand between coats if you see ridges in the dried paint.

Glaze- I use one cup paint to 1/4 cup paint. I use a charcoal color for black or my Revival Mahogany for brown tones.
Paint on, wait a minute then wipe off-with the grain of the wood using a cotton rag. Leave a little extra in the corners and ridges.

Stain the wood pieces. Wipe on the stain with a rag wait a minute then wipe off excess with a clean rag. Reapply when dry if you want something darker.

Polyacrylic the finished piece with several thin coats of poly. Sand lightly between coats.