(Closed) How would you paint this dresser???

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
1750 posts
Buzzing bee

@runsyellowlites:  I think it would look great hand painted white with new silver hardware.

Post # 4
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

No idea how to paint stuff, but that picture of the white dresser with the clear handles is beautiful!

Post # 6
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think either method would work for this dresser.  I think it comes down to cost, finding the right yellow color and how much space you have to do it.  If you spray paint it you need to do it in a well ventilated area but it needs to be semi sealed off so dust particles don’t settle on the wet spray paint and cause it to be bumpy, (speaking from experience here).

I think I would personally go with hand painting because it’s just less messy and easier on a larger piece like this.  For something small or lacquered I’d probably go with spray painting.

Post # 7
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I would do a brush. For me personally, whenever I spray paint stuff it always runs. 

Post # 9
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@runsyellowlites:  If you use a foam roller on the larger areas, it will give you a much smoother finsh without brush strokes! It’s going to look awesome 🙂

Post # 10
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Palma Sola Botanical Park

I like spray paint for smaller, more ornate pieces (like the link you have). I prefer paintbrush for everything else wooden/veneer, for a couple of reasons. One, it’s easier to find exactly the right color. And two, it just looks more natural to me than a spray-painted finish. Plus I hate spray paint fumes and it always takes so much shaking and pushing to cover a large piece!



Post # 11
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Brush paint for sure.  Just remove the hardware and have at it.  

Post # 12
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would use a brush and paint a dark wood stain on it to get it to be a dark mahogany color since thats the color I like for all my wood furniture. For everyday furniture wood looks so much better if its stained rather than painted.

Post # 13
1550 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have painted a trillion pieces of furniture and this is my advice to you:

Touch the wood… can you feel the grain or is it super, super smooth? If it is too smooth, brushing may not work because the brush strokes will show up even when the paint is dry. In this case I would recommend Spraying. You just have to be careful about runs.

If it has a bit of a texture to it (even just a bit) then brushing would work and you don’t have to worry about brush strokes. Brushing is easier to manage if you’re not an expert  sprayer.

Post # 14
1550 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Oh, and as a sidenote:

Spray paint does not dry very pretty if it is super cold. My Darling Husband doesn’t like me to spray paint in the garage so I have to do it outside, but when it’s cold out I end up ruining whatever I am painting.  So, you might want to take the weather into consideration!

Post # 16
46406 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would clean it well with TSP after removing the hardware.

Sand to remove the gloss. Wipe well  with a damp rag to remove any dust.

Prime with Bull’s Eye primer

Paint with a  high density foam roller so you don’t get brush marks.

Do second coat if it needs it.

Do protective coat of polyurethane or acrylic sealer. This step will keep the piece looking like new for years.

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