Don’t sit on the furniture. (The quote is wrong, too.)This is an article about do not sit on the furniture. Let’s watch it together. If you have any questions, please reply with your thoughts and ideas.
1. Start by sanding
You’ll often find tutorials out there that claim you don’t need to sand, and there are also lots of primers and paints promising that no sanding is necessary. But from what I’ve learned over the years, sanding is a must. Be sure to start any painting project by sanding your surfaces with 150-grit sandpaper.
2. Remove any residue
Once you’ve sanded, be sure to wipe down the surface with a tack cloth to remove any residue. Trust me: Do not use a paper towel, and don’t speculate on whether it might be better to use a lint-free cloth. Just use the tack cloth!
3. Prime it
If you’re priming laminate furniture, use Zinsser B-I-N Shellac-Base Primer. Otherwise, use Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer. Prime using a mini foam roller, and use a foam brush to get into any hard-to-reach areas. Let the primer dry according to the instructions on the can of primer.
4. Paint it!
Finally: It’s painting time! Use a mini foam roller to apply three thin coats of semi-gloss latex paint. Allow six to eight hours in between coats. It’s important that you sand in between coats if you have any drips or residue on the piece. Use the same sanding block and a new tack cloth.
5. Protect it
Finally, use a new mini foam roller to apply a thin coat of Polycrylic Protective Finish water-based protectant in gloss. You want to make sure you go over this coat very lightly with the foam roller to smooth any bubbles that can occur with the foam roller. Allow 72 hours for it to dry before using; otherwise, it can get sticky.
Everything You Need to Finish the Job
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