7 Mistakes to Avoid When Painting Furniture

by | Dec 11, 2021 | Tips | 0 comments

We all know that painting furniture is a tedious process. There are so many mistakes people make when they paint their furniture that can be easily avoided, but it’s difficult to remember them all. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 7 common mistakes to help you have the best experience possible with your next project.

1) Using too much filler on the brush before applying paint

This is one of the most common mistakes because it allows for uneven color application and runs in certain areas which creates an unattractive finish. To avoid this mistake, apply as little filler as possible onto your brush and then gently “brush” over the surface with light strokes until smooth.


2) Forgetting to sand the surface before painting

The rough texture of unfinished wood can cause bumps in the paint finish if not sanded down first. Picking up a piece of sandpaper will give you a nice smooth surface that’s ready for paint.


3) Make sure that all dust, dirt, grease, etc have been removed from the surface before applying any paint

This includes removing labels from glassware!


4) Don’t skip priming.

This is an absolute must for a smooth finish and lasting color.


5) Determine what type of paint will work best on your piece of furniture

oil based paints are ideal for painted wood surfaces but latex is better if you want to paint fabric or vinyl pieces. If in doubt, ask a professional at the store which one is right for you!


6) Using acrylic paints on oil-based surfaces

This could cause premature wear and tear on your piece.


7) Don’t skip priming.

This is an absolute must for a smooth finish and lasting color. 


As you can see, there are a lot of mistakes that could be made when painting furniture. However, if you take the time to avoid these common pitfalls and follow our tips on how to paint furniture, then your project will turn out great! This blog post has given you everything you need to know about what not to do while painting furniture. Now get started with your project and don’t make any of these mistakes!

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