The bedroom is the most comfortable area of your house. The room where you sleep and spend your private moments should be calm and attractive. The furniture used in a bedroom should reflect the relaxed ambiance of the room. Since quality furniture is a hefty investment, it stands to reason that you want to make it work with your design style for years on end. Furniture in your bedroom, such as a wooden dresser, can easily be repainted when you want to update the look of the room without purchasing new furniture. It is easy and inexpensive to refinish your bedroom furniture pieces to give them a fresh new look and longer life in your home. Here are instructions to repaint bedroom furniture.
First of all, before embarking on this project, one of the most important things to do is set up a suitable work area. Allow yourself plenty of room so that you can move freely around the furniture. You should also protect existing flooring in your work area with drop cloths or heavy paper. Using an old table or setting up a pair of sawhorses to create a workbench helps to keep your supplies organized and within easy reach. Place the piece of furniture on the cloth sheet. Pull out all of the drawers and remove any knobs or handles with the screwdriver.
Prepare the furniture for paint by washing it with soap and water using a cloth or brush. Scrape old paint from the furniture with the scraper. Apply liquid paint remover with a paintbrush and then use the scraper. Sand any paint that remains on the furniture with the sandpaper. Fill in holes and imperfections in the furniture with wood filler using the putty knife. Wait for the wood filler to dry, and then sand it smooth with the sandpaper. Wipe down the piece of furniture with a damp cloth to remove and dust and residue from sanding. Apply a coat of primer to the furniture with a paintbrush. Wait at least two hours for the primer to dry. Apply a coat of new paint to the piece of furniture with the brush or a spray can. Wait at least 12 hours or overnight for the paint to dry. Apply another coat of paint if necessary.
These are some instructions to repaint bedroom furniture. After all, repainting bedroom furniture pieces gives new life to the furniture. In today’s cost-conscious and green society, reusing items not only saves money, it also is good for the environment.