HOW TO PAINT A DRESSER DIY

Do you have an old dresser or piece of furniture that needs a little work? Consider painting it! Here are some tips that will stand the test of time!

MATERIALS

MATERIALS

Cleaner  Rag or paper towels Painter’s tape Wood filler 220 grit sandpaper Primer Paintbrushes Foam roller and paint tray Paint Sealer Blue sponge

PREPARING THE DRESSER FOR PAINT 

PREPARING THE DRESSER FOR PAINT 

Start by removing the hardware and setting it aside. Give your dresser a really good cleaning. I like to use Krud Kutter or Dawn and water.

MAKE ANY NECESSARY REPAIRS If you will not be reusing the old holes, fill them with wood filler. Also, fill any deep scratches and dents with wood filler. When it is dry, sand it smooth with 220 grit sandpaper, as well as any rough spots. Wipe with a clean rag.

PRIMING THE DRESSER Use a paintbrush to apply primer to detailed areas and hard-to-reach places. Then use a small foam roller to apply primer to all of the large, flat surfaces. It will look splotchy but that is normal. Paint will fix that!

PAINTING YOUR DRESSER Now it's time to paint! Use a paintbrush for edges and small details and a foam roller to paint the large, flat surfaces. You will need two coats of paint to get even coverage.

SEALING THE DRESSER A good sealer or topcoat will protect your beautiful paint finish from scratches, chips, scuffs, and stains. You can use a good, quality paintbrush, or a blue sponge applicator. The sponge works great!

REPLACE THE HARDWARE The final step is to remove any painter's tape and replace or reattach any hardware you removed. Be gentle with your dresser for the first few weeks as it may take up to thirty days to fully cure or harden.

Get the full step-by-step tutorial here.

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