How to Refinish a Black Coffee Table
- Tack cloths
- Paint or stain
- Varnish or polyurethane
Giving an old piece of furniture a new look can be a rewarding project, and refinishing a black coffee table is no exception. With the right tools and steps, you can have your coffee table looking like new in no time!
Step 1: Preparation
Before you begin the refinishing process, you need to make sure the coffee table is completely clean and dust-free. Start by using sandpaper to remove any imperfections and dings. Then, use a tack cloth to get rid of any remaining dust. Vacuuming is also an effective way to remove dirt and dust from the surface of the coffee table.
Step 2: Priming and Painting
Once the surface is clean and smooth, you’re ready to apply a coat of primer. This is an important step to ensure that the new coat of paint or stain will adhere properly. After the primer has dried, you can then begin the painting or staining process. For a black coffee table, it’s important to choose a black paint that matches the color of the previous finish.
Step 3: Finishing
Once you’ve finished painting or staining the coffee table, you’ll need to add a finish to protect and seal the surface. Depending on your preference, you can choose to use either a varnish or a polyurethane to complete the job. Applying two to three coats should provide the protection you need.
Follow these steps and you’ll be sure to have a beautiful, like-new black coffee table in no time!