Here are the basics on how to hand paint furniture like a pro.
I like to use latex paint, as it has held up the best against my kids over the last 4 years.
I have experimented with many specialty paints (chalk paint and milk paint) and I do believe they have their place, I use them for accent pieces or various decor items. But for me, if I am going to put in hours after hours to refinish a piece of furniture that gets lots of use I want it to last!
Items you will need to hand paint furniture like a pro
- Sandpaper – I like to use100 grit to sand everything down in the beginning and 220 for in-between coats.
- Latex Primer – I like to use Kiltz Latex primer or Zinsers Latex Primer. They cover great and are cost effective.
- Latex Paint- I like to use Sherwin Williams, Ace’s Valspar or Benjamin Moore
- Paint Brush-Selecting a brush is also very important. I like to use Purdy or Zibra Brushes they have soft smooth bristles making for a smooth finish.