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:
Behr Interior Satin paint with primer
My favorite off white- Innocence
My favorite brown- Revival Mahogany
My favorite green- Happy Camper
Behr Faux Glaze
Foam Sanding Block
Old cotton t shirts for rags
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.
2 thoughts on “The Paint and Products I Use”
What colors did you use for the table shown? I have a new project, and this looks great. Thanks!
Behr Black Orchid, bit I like the color Vintage too. If you have an iPad, get the Behr color App and just explore. Depending on the size of the table I recommend getting the sample size for a side table. It is a low cost option to explore. The samples only come in flat but that is not a big deal if you poly over the top. Enjoy!