How to make your furniture look more expensive with just a few coats of black paint!
I recently finished a simple painting project and am very pleased with the results…it reminded me of the difference black paint can make to furniture!
Over the years, I’ve modified many items with a few coats of dark paint, but this recent nightstand project is one of my favorites. Calm down The room is so.
I’ll briefly go into more detail on how to paint furniture black in a moment, but before that, here are some of my favorite pieces of furniture I’ve painted black over the years.
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Graphite is a very dark gray, almost black color that I used to paint all the doors in my previous house. I love that paint color!
In our current home, we used semi-gloss black paint for all the makeovers.
My favorite black paint color is Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black (semi-gloss or satin finish). It’s the best black furniture paint!
We left the wood finish on the inside of the cabinet. I really like the two-tone final result.
I love black painted doors…it’s one of my favorite home decors.
These are unfinished and quite expensive. I cut off the legs to be at the height of the nightstand. I really like the storage capacity of the 3 drawers.
It had a nice blue paint (called Gale Force) and it was a nice color that went well with the wood stain trim accents I installed on the front.
But for the past few months, I’ve been wanting to do it. calm down The color scheme of our room. The walls with grass wallpaper and the dark gray color (Westchester gray) so The atmosphere was soothing and the bright colors felt out of place.
The other day, I finally pulled out a gallon of black paint and started painting the nightstand. I’ve found that a few thin coats give a better finish than less thick coats.
By the second coat, you will notice a huge difference in coverage.
I don’t usually fill nail holes in stained wood (it’s hard to find a suitable filler that can be stained, and you won’t even notice the holes anyway). However, when I painted black first, they were clearly visible.
After another cleaning, I applied two more coats of paint (3 total) to the nightstand to cover the original paint and dirt.
These dressers aren’t what you would call quality furniture, but they have held up pretty well over the years. The whole thing is made of cheap pine wood.
A few coats of black paint made it look much better.
Instructions and helpful tips for painting furniture black:
- Before you start, clean your furniture thoroughly with a mild detergent.
- Lightly sand with low to medium grit sandpaper to remove any kind of protective coating, grease or dirt from the surface. (you do no Vacuum sanding dust before painting.
- I rarely use primer I drew Wood, but always a good idea for unfinished surfaces.
- However, if you plan to paint the light areas black, tinting the primer a darker color will help you not need as many coats to cover it.
- Latex paint is sufficient for a durable finish with full coverage. I have never used oil paints to refinish furniture.
- i use Favorite square paintbrush for fine details first, then always small foam roller for flat surfaces Cover brush strokes. High-quality paint automatically levels for a beautiful, smooth finish.
- Allow coats of primer or paint to dry and cure between coats. The instructions on the can say how long to wait (although I rarely wait that long for each wait).
- If the surface is rough after the first coat, do a very light sanding before proceeding with the second coat.
- I don’t think it’s usually necessary to apply a protective coat over painted wood unless the surface is scratched. actively Already used. Therefore, it is not necessary for an entrance table that is rarely touched. Since I use the nightstand every day, I applied two coats of poly.
Always let the paint dry for a few days to a week before installing hardware or placing anything on it. I installed the brass knobs when the paint dried, but they didn’t fully screw into the drawers until a few days later.
A classic black piece with brass accents never gets boring. Chef kiss!
By the way, that black paint covered two doors, a tall bathroom cabinet, and two nightstands…and there’s still half a gallon left.
Don’t underestimate the difference a can of paint can make to your home.
I couldn’t believe how ‘calming’ the room was after I painted these black. The flow in the room has improved a lot. I can’t stop looking at my nightstand anymore.
You can still see the wood grain on the front of the drawer, but it doesn’t bother me at all. The overall look has been greatly improved!
The best part about this makeover is that we didn’t spend a penny. I love the change, it’s so calm and peaceful here now.
We have a few more free updates here and will share them soon. I am excited about the small changes I have made.