I like to save time, especially when I'm painting a large piece of furniture. If it makes life easy, I tell everyone! There's tons of painted furniture ideas out there, but a lot depends on your skill level, space, and budget. So let me point you towards a sure victory with professional results.
Quality products matter. I used less than a jar of paint and one brush to do this project, so it required little investment in products. Even if you're a beginner, this one thing makes painting furniture or cabinets a whole lot easier. Two coats of paint, and you're done!
Let me tell you a story of how I saved a ton of time, and got STUNNING results using Silk All In One by Dixie Belle Paint. Wait till you see the Before & After, I couldn't be happier.
At the end of the blog, I've posted links for 2 Videos on How to Use Silk Paint, along with the links to the few products I used for the project.
This Vintage Credenza was a mess when it arrived. If you missed the last blog post, it was covered in thick White Latex Paint, and I almost didn't bother with it.
I wanted this BIG thing out of my small space, and fast. But the last thing I wanted to do was hunch over it with chemicals and sand paper outside in the Florida heat for days.
On a whim, I used an All-Natural Paint Stripper called GreenEZ, which took only MINUTES to remove the paint. It was so darn good I wrote a blog about it LOL! I only use Non-Toxic Products, and you can find them all @ The Warehouse & Website.
You can read my Blog about it here:https://www.vintagefinderswarehouse.com/post/how-i-stripped-old-paint-varnish-off-wood-veneer-in-minutes-using-non-toxic-products
So here's where the magic happens. Silk All In One has a Stain Blocking Primer and Top Coat built into the paint, so this was the perfect test to see how great the finish is on a large surface. I'm happy to report, it's FAB. No streaks, just a flawless finish that you can touch and use everyday.
Hampton Olive has been the most popular shade around, so I went for that as my main color, with Black Sands for the top and accents.
But there's so many gorgeous colors to choose from!
Here's How I Did It:
Whether you've stripped it, or you're painting over existing paint, you want a clean surface to start with.
I clean everything before I paint with Dixie Belle's White Lightning. It will de-grease and remove all debris from furniture, kitchen cabinets or whatever you want to paint.
(Scuff Sand with a fine grade sand paper, then apply Dixie Belle Slick Stick if you’re painting over Factory Finish, Laminate, Glass or Plastic. Basically any shiny surface. Slick Stick will give it a proper surface to adhere.