A new layer of paint can add value to a kitchen table that needs it and enhance an overall remodeling effort. To achieve a professional result, take a look at the following tips. Be prepared to give your kitchen table painting project a couple of days to complete:
Step 1. Begin by selecting an area in your home or yard to do your painting project. It's a good idea to choose a spot that is free of dust and debris that might contaminate your paint job if the particulates ended up landing on the wet table. For this reason, avoid painting under trees. It's also important to select a location that is well-ventilated, since you don't want to inhale paint fumes.
Step 2. Get ready to paint. To start, place a drop cloth on the floor. You can also use an old sheet or cardboard. After you have placed the drop cloth on the floor, you can move your kitchen table on to it. What's important is that the floor is fully protected from paint.
Step 3. Next, lightly sand down the table using sandpaper. The goal should be to rough up your table's surface, not to remove the current paint job completely. You want to create an ideal surface to allow bonding with the new paint. However, if your table has multiple layers of old paint, you may need to use a paint remover. Rotary sanders can also be rented for removing paint, if you don't have one handy.
Step 4. If there are any crevices or larger holes in the surface of your table you can use a wood putty to patch these damaged spots. Once the putty is dry, lightly sand down these areas with sandpaper. Use a cloth to wipe off any dust and you are ready to move on to painting.
Step 5. Using a paintbrush, apply one coat of a quality primer to your table. Primer seals the table's surface, ensuring the paint you've chosen will bond well. Remember to allow enough time for it to dry before applying paint.
Step 6. Next apply one coat of your paint with either a paintbrush or by using a mini-roller. A mini-roller with a sponge applicator is generally a better choice for a smoother surface, since a paintbrush can leave unsightly brush marks.
Step 7. Finally, allow this first layer to dry (which may take as much as 24 hours). Repeat this process for applying an additional coat.
Note: Remember to clean your brushes (using warm water and soap for latex based paints or a paint thinner for oil-based).
If you want to know more or have other questions, contact a company such as Precision Builders with any questions or concerns you have.