How To Paint a Coffee Table
Painting a coffee table can be both an enjoyable and rewarding task, not to mention a great way to spruce up a living space. With some careful planning and the right supplies, you’ll be able to transform your table into the perfect conversation piece. Here’s how:
Gather Your Supplies
- Primer. You’ll need a good quality primer to ensure that your paint job lasts as long as possible.
- Paint. Choose your color wisely and make sure you get enough for the project.
- Sandpaper. Rough sandpaper is important for removing any dust, dirt, or oil from the surface of the table.
- Painter’s Tape. Painter’s tape will help you keep a clean line for your paint job.
- Paint Brushes/Rollers. You’ll need to choose between brushes and rollers to apply your paint.
- Disposable Cup/Plate. You’ll need somewhere to put your paint while you work.
- Drop Cloth. This will help keep your floor or countertop clean while you work.
Prepare the Table
- Using a damp cloth, wipe down your table to remove any loose debris or dust.
- If you have a glossy finish, you’ll need to sand it down so that the paint can adhere properly. Using a fine grit sandpaper, gently go over the entire surface until it’s no longer glossy.
- Wipe the surface down one last time with a damp cloth.
Paint the Table
- Using painter’s tape, tape off any areas you don’t want painted. This is especially important for any intricate detail work on the coffee table.
- If you’re using a brush, start with the primer. Apply an even coat and let it dry completely before moving on to the paint.
- When the paint is dry, you can apply the paint. Be sure to use even strokes and go with the grain of the wood.
- Once you’re done painting, let the paint dry completely before removing the painter’s tape.
Paint is a great way to update and transform your coffee table and make it a conversation piece. With the right supplies, a bit of planning, and a steady hand, you can easily give your table a new look.