Spray Painting Wood Furniture
Wash the piece of furniture with warm soap and water. Let it dry completely.
Sand wood furniture lightly before painting.
Stand 1 to 2 feet away from the piece of furniture.
Use wide sweeping motions with the spray can, 12 to 24 inches away from the piece of furniture. Spraying too closely will result in drips.
Apply the first coat, and let it dry thoroughly before applying a second coat.
Seal wooden furniture with a clear spray polyurethane.
Spray Painting Plastic Furniture
Wash and dry plastic furniture thoroughly before painting.
Select a spray paint that is specifically designed for plastic furniture.
Use wide sweeping motions when painting plastic furniture while holding the can 12 to 24 inches from the piece to avoid drips.
Allow the paint to completely dry before applying the next coat.
Let plastic furniture sit overnight before using it.
- Always work in a well ventilated area when using spray paint.
- Many spray paints designed for plastics claim "1 coat coverage." Be prepared to apply 2 to 3 coats for a paint job that will last.