Sherwin Williams will have some great suggestions. Many of the links on this blog are affiliate links. How To Spray Paint Wood Furniture Without Sanding- Easy Steps #1.

I love the finish of a traditional paint, the array of colors to choose from and feel chalk paint is kind of dated now. Thank you. When I went looking for tall desks with bookshelves I about gave up –  MERCY they cost an arm and a leg!

Remove cabinet doors and hardware to ensure you coat all surfaces of your cabinet. While there are some spots on it that aren’t as beautiful as a Pottery Barn finish – for instance, the places where stickers and scotch tape were stuck on for decades – I’m COMPLETELY satisfied that this desk will serve us well for many years and looks nice enough to be proud of.

In case you have the intention of painting your stained wood with a color that is not white, you should consider having the paint store tint your wood primer in a color that’s similar to your ultimate paint color. We needed double the amount, but we’re working outdoors and it was a bit windy, so I imagine we lost a lot in overspray. It made life much easier not having to stain.

=D. TIP: In order to touch up the spray paint or apply a second coat you have to wait 1 hour or 24-48 hours after allying the spray paint. Just not sure which way I should go.

For the second coat I poured the liquid sandpaper on the surface in a palm size amount. So happy to hear about this.

Paint. There are many alternative elements and procedures you can try out. I personally recommend primer then paint, but I highly recommend spraying them for an even finish.

It was done with varnish and has been super durable, but I feel like it dates the house.

The liquid sandpaper is supposed to dry like a white chalky substance.

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Hi Cathy! An easy shortcut to paint wood without sanding for a durable finish.

Painting wood furniture has to be one of the best ways to transform it on a dime (hello, flea market finds! Knowing the correct way to apply spray paint will be the difference between your piece having a professional finish or it looking like it was a kids craft. It’s really amazing to know more about paint without sanding.

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I’ve painted several black pieces white without issue.

I’m not sure how it will work with wax unfortunately. Liquid sandpaper dulls a glossy surface, with far less effort! All this is doing is taking off the shiny top coat on the furniture. Thank you! Is any new painting product easy to the smell? A few things you should know about spray paint that you may have not known before.

Can I apply the deglosser on that paint and then paint again? When the paint is still wet you’ll see paint streaks, but it will disappear once dry. Brush deglosser on wood to cover entire surface. Cleaning your stained wood surface helps in the removal of any dust, dirt, and other yucky stuff that must not mix with your paint. I know Kilz makes a primer for odor control. Deadbolt VS Mortise Lock – What’s the Difference?

I love my home but needs some renewed colors and our furniture is 40 years old.

I have done the same – strip wood pieces that I have painted!

I rolled the piece first with high density foam rollers for smooth surfaces (doors & cabinets), then used a 1.5″ brush to to cut in and get any tricky corners. My daughter has white bedroom furniture. Prime and paint a small area and allow the paint to dry. You may be better off trying out a more expensive and unusual form of paint.

Alternatively, you can use a wood wax to give your surface a bit of shine.

Spray Paint Wood Furniture Without Sanding (+ My Computer Desk Makeover!). Even as you apply your paint, ensure that the first coat dries before you apply the next layer.

So. If for some reason the def loser gets on the carpet, will it ruin the carpet?? 13 Themed Gift Basket Ideas for Women, Men & Families! So you really, really want to coat that little pine side table in Farrow & Ball but aren't sure if it will stick to the lacquer? After using the recommended deglosser and paint brushes, it was such an easy process. These were a olive green with brown glaze added to them for a very farmhouse look. Correct. If you send a photo, I’m happy to offer advice, thanks Mimi! This is satin which is not too flat or too shiny! Satin?
I researched many options (Oh, there are a lot of paints out there!). It was a nightmare – in that case, sand the HECK out it before you ever begin!

Check your stained surface if there are nicks, dings, scratches, or other problems and repair them using a wood filler. That furniture needs a soul! I want to white wash my coffee table but it has so many ornate crevices I would be afraid to try sanding it all. I am going out this weekend and buy some spray paint. Just remember a deep base primer for dark paints…saves you money, saves you time! Thank you! Painting over stained wood can be such a chore!

This is a great article! Thank you. If your cabinets are damaged or have peeling paint or really shiny surfaces, either from the material or a shiny coating, you’ll probably need to lightly sand ­to help the new paint bond better. You may have seen my pin how to paint without sanding on Pinterest…you can pin it here to save this idea for later! Two coats later and less than 1 hour, it looks like we have new built-ins installed.

When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. You always go one step beyond. It’s a great alternative to sandpaper that provides that same “rough” surface for paint to adhere.

This is my first project and I want it to be easy, but also done right so it will last.

Thank you!!! You can use the top coat that is appealing to your eyes; you can use polyurethane if that is what you need. There were a few places that needed to be touched up and I didn’t want to re-spray them. This works on dark wood, light wood, even previously painted cabinets. This was a glossy varnished buffet and you can see how dull it is after the deglosser.

Milk paint, which you can purchase as a powder or premixed, or even whip it up yourself at home, is a nontoxic and biodegradable paint option that's great for use on wood furniture—and if you mix it with an equal part of bonding agent, you don't need to sand the piece before beginning.

Spray paint is oil based and typically oil based sealants are applied to oil based paints.

I used less than a quart, so you definitely don’t need to purchase a gallon.

Allow it to penetrate the wood for 15 minutes. Thanks!

Remove hardware.

Tough choices!
Do you any specific recommendations for me. It just dries and is ready for paint?

We used Zinsser primer in gray, since our top coat is dark I need a deep base primer! With that being said, you are totally free to share, tweet + pin away! LIKE WHAT YOU SEE? Is their a particular paint I should use to not see the grain, I’d rather have a smooth finish.

I’m new here, but really love your style! As stated initially, painting wood furniture presents one of the best ways of transforming it into a thing of beauty.

Welcome, Jo! Please be kind and don’t use material without crediting and linking back to House on Longwood Lane – The Blog. Can I use a Color Wash over previously stained wood after using this liquid sandpaper? You’d be surprised at how much you miss from only spraying at a certain angle. Yes, I used to use it all the time – it’s amazing!

Question, I just found a free desk that had been painted black and sealed on the top of the desk. I predict that in ten years we’ll all be criticized for ‘slathering good pieces with gallons of paint’ and the rubber gloves and stripper cans will be in full use. But. I love an effective short cut. However, the liquid sandpaper works the best when the rag is thoroughly soaked.

If I were to use the de-glosser, could I just then paint over it with a latex wall paint?

Check your stained surface if there are nicks, dings, scratches, or other problems and repair them using a. Having said that, I love what changing a stain can do to breathe new life into very darkly stained or poorly aged pieces.

If you have a very specific paint in mind….

You may love to read this as well! Error type: "Forbidden". But the one thing that gets in the way of spray painting our wooden furniture is the part where you have to put in all that effort to do the sanding.

Painting without removing the gloss would lead to the peeling, cracking, and chipping of the surface.

Prior to the previous owner putting our house on the market, they painted with low grade water based paint over oil based. All Rights Reserved.

My daughter wants both of them painted white but I’m a bit nervous.

Thank you!


As it turns out, not only can you spray paint wood without sanding – you can also spray paint pressed wood/particle board (which some parts of this desk were) and even that papery cardboard panel on the back. (I have a ton of sample pints from painting some walls blue). Unsure as to how much you used, if you think that’s enough or if you recommend purchasing a gallon? By using a foam roller it will give me a similar finish a paint sprayer would. I wanted to put one in the middle of the desk cubby as well – put he pointed out that the screw would get in the way of actually writing on the desk.

Paint wood furniture without having to sand or prime it first! I’m sure those tips will be helpful! Yay Carolyn, it holds up to our kiddos, so I’ confident you’re going to love it. Or would it look like white wood? Apr 20, 2018 - Repainting!

How did you do it? As it should be with any painting job, you must first clean the surface before you beginning.

Jamie here!! If you’ve ever wondered if you can paint without without sanding, I have the solution for you! Then let it dry and do it again. But in reality, the ones who find out about this never ask for other alternatives. I clicked on before going over the nightstand and clicked off once I was off the nightstand, just remember “You always start spraying off and end spraying off.”. Tip: When spray painting furniture be sure to flip upside down or lay on it’s side. or varnish, you need to remove the gloss because the paint does not grip properly on a glossy surface. Gives off a matte finish that is sophisticated, The Matte finish might not be your cup of tea, Adds features like being waterproof and stain-proof, Does not need any sort of priming or prepping, Very expensive compared to other alternatives, Perfect fit for wooden furniture that has intricate designs, Very easy to use and perfect for beginners, Has a strong smell so might need a well-ventilated area to work. This also gives a chip free finish.

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