Looking for ways to add a little colour to your furniture, all by yourself? Spray painting can be just the thing you are looking for! Painting with a brush might result in drips and brush marks that will spoil the look of your furniture, where as spray painting will let you have a much better finishing.
Here are some tips you can use to ensure that your furniture looks beautiful:
The Furniture you choose:
If you have picked wooden furniture as your spray painting experiment, be sure to avoid upholstery. If it is outdoor furniture you chose, pick paint that has a high degree of moisture resistance and sun protection. Antique furniture is not the best piece to work your ‘spray painting’ magic on, as you might mistakenly end up altering it so much that it damages its value.
Removing all the hardware:
Depending upon the furniture you have picked, you’ll most likely need to unscrew and remove some of its components. On cabinets and drawers, be sure to remove all the knobs and handles before you start spray painting. Paint all of these pieces separately and once they all dry, reassemble them.
Cover the areas surrounding the furniture:
Did you know that spray paint consists of minute particles that can settle on surfaces surrounding the furniture you are painting? You won’t want that as it can leave stains. So, be sure to cover up all the surrounding areas before you begin spray painting.
Sanding the surface:
Before beginning your spray painting work on the wooden furniture, be sure to sand it thoroughly to smoothen all the rough edges. Start with rough sandpaper and then repeat the process with a finer version of the sandpaper to achieve a smoother texture.
Once you finish sanding your furniture, be sure to clean it thoroughly and remove all of the sawdust you possibly can. Use a soft cloth but avoid using water as it has the tendency to penetrate the wood and cause subsequent damage to the piece of furniture. Use a vacuum cleaner to clean the area around, thoroughly.
The importance of using compatible primer or paint:
Before you buy the paint and the primer, make sure that they are compatible with each other.
Practice makes perfect – Literally!
You don’t want to screw up when you get to actually painting the furniture you want to renovate. So, be sure to practice spray painting on scrap furniture before you get there.
Applying the primer:
Always apply the primer before you start painting. Spray it in light coats all over the furniture and be sure you cover all the areas. As next steps, let the primer dry properly before you begin painting. Do wear protective gear when you are at this point in the process as many primers have harmful chemicals that can affect your respiration.
Don’t spray in dusty and windy conditions:
Try and get all your work done when the conditions are not too windy or dusty as it won’t serve your purpose if there is dust accumulated in your painted furniture.
Keep a distance between the paint and the furniture:
Always maintain a distance of about 10 inches between your spray painting bottles and your furniture while you are painting. This ensures that you get a better overall finish.
Currently available in 8 classic and metallic shades, Camlin Acrylic Spray paint will help you get the desired outcome.
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