how to paint old coffee table

How to Paint an Old Coffee Table

Painting an old coffee table can be a great way to add character to your home. It can also serve as a creative way to refresh the look of an old piece of furniture. Follow these steps to ensure a successful paint job that will last for years.

Materials You Will Need:

  • Sandpaper. Pick up coarse-grit sandpaper for the best results.
  • Primer. Choose an appropriate primer to protect the wood from damage.
  • Paint. Pick out the perfect paint for your project.
  • Paintbrush and/or roller. Choose the ideal tool for applying your paint.
  • Finishing sealant. Choose a sealant that matches your paint.


  1. Start by sanding off any excess paint and smoothing out the surface. This will give you a nice clean starting point. Use the coarse-grit sandpaper and gently begin sanding the table until it’s ready to accept the primer.
  2. Once the surface is ready, it’s time to prime the table. Choose a water-based or oil-based primer, depending on what kind of paint you plan to use for the job. Make sure to follow the instructions on the can for the best results.
  3. Once the primer has dried, it’s time to paint the table. Use a brush or a roller, depending on what look you prefer. As you’re painting, keep in mind that the key to a successful job is to work in even strokes and not leave streaks.
  4. Let the paint dry completely before applying a finishing sealant. This will help to protect the paint from wear and tear in the future. Choose a sealant that matches the type of paint you used for the job for the best results.
  5. Voila! You now have a newly-painted coffee table that is sure to make your home look stylish for years to come. Enjoy!

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