how to paint a wood coffee table white

How to Paint a Wood Coffee Table White

Painting a wood coffee table white is a great way to update the look of your living room on a budget. But, before you pick up your paint brush, here are some helpful tips on how to do it right.

Gathering the Supplies

Paint a wood coffee table white requires some supplies. Here is a short list of what you will need:

  • wood coffee table
  • primer
  • paintbrush
  • white paint
  • fine grit sandpaper
  • drop sheet
  • masking tape
  • safety goggles/gloves

Getting Started

Once you’ve gathered the supplies, it’s time to begin. Start by giving the wood table a good sanding with the fine grit sandpaper. Make sure you get all the nooks and crannies, as this will ensure a smooth painting surface when it’s dry.

Once sanded, cover the entire table with a thin layer of primer. This will help the paint adhere better. Allow the primer to fully dry before moving on.

Painting the Table

Now you can start painting the white paint onto the coffee table. Be sure to use even brush strokes and steady pressure as you paint. Allow the paint to dry completely between coats. When painting furniture like this, three thin coats of paint are usually better than one thick coat.

Finishing Touches

When the painting is complete, finish up with a light sanding with the fine grit sandpaper. This will help to smooth out any bumps or rough spots in the paint.

Then, use masking tape to cover any areas that you don’t want painted – such as the legs or any ornamental decorations.


And there you have it! Now you can enjoy your freshly painted white coffee table in your living room. Just remember to use proper safety precautions when painting furniture and always read the instructions on the primer and paint before beginning.

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