how to paint a pine coffee table

Painting a Pine Coffee Table

Are you looking for a fun weekend project that will make an impact in your home? Give your pine coffee table a refresh with a few coats of paint and make it look brand new! With this step-by-step guide, you can transform any pine coffee table into a beautiful piece of furniture.

What You Need

  • Pine Coffee Table
  • Sandpaper or Sander
  • Primer
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Water-Based Polyurethane (optional)


  • Prepare the surface. Start by giving the surface of the coffee table a light sanding using a medium grit sandpaper. This will create a smooth surface for the primer and paint to adhere to. Once the sanding is complete, wipe the table down with a damp cloth to remove any dust.
  • Apply the primer. Using a paint brush, apply at least one coat of a water-based primer to the surface of the table. Make sure to focus on any nooks and crannies to fully cover the surface. Allow the primer to completely dry before moving on to the next step.
  • Apply the paint. Using the same paintbrush, apply the chosen paint color to the coffee table. Be sure to work with smooth strokes in an even manner and move the paint in the direction of the wood grain. Allow to dry.
  • Add a protective finish (optional). If desired, you can apply a water-based polyurethane finish the coffee table for extra protection. This will help to protect the table from everyday wear and tear. Use a soft cloth to apply the finish and let it dry for 12-24 hours.

And there you have it, your pine coffee table is now freshly painted and ready to impress guests. Follow these steps and you can transform any piece of furniture into a beautiful work of art.

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