Painting Everything In Sight (Trying Out New Painting Tips) July 10, 2012
Warning! If you stand still, in one place, for too long, I just might paint you!
It’s a furniture painting marathon over at my workshop, this week! What else are you supposed to do, when it’s a hundred zillion degrees outside?
I repainted these two pieces because the lattice piece got banged up, when it fell off the wall (long, sad, boring story!) and the piece in front, because it was chipping. Both pieces were originally painted in latex, but I hadn’t followed the important rules. First, wipe the piece down with TSP, followed by an oil based primer and finally with 2-3 coats of the latex. Once painted with latex, using small foam rollers, you need to let the paint cure for up to 30 days. Holy cow! I had done none of these things on the first go-round!
I bought this Asian inspired dresser at an estate sale. And went through all of the steps noted above, painting it with the latex. It needs another coat of paint and I’m hoping it will look like something of interest with the hardware I’m going to spray paint.