Remove all the drawers and hardware on the piece of furniture you want to paint. If there are hinges, you need only remove the doors from the hinges, and carefully paint around the hinges left on the furniture.
Scrub the surface with warm soapy water to remove any dust and grime that may be on the surface, and let it dry.
Spread the drop cloth. Put each piece of the furniture onto the drop cloth and begin painting with the primer. If you are going to paint the furniture a light color, you might want to apply two coats, letting it dry between coats according to the paint directions.
Open your main color paint. Stir the paint and begin painting the furniture.
Use sponges or stencils once the main color has dried to create some fun, colorful designs.
Things You Will Need
- Zinser 1,2,3 primer or other brand chemically similar
- Latex paints in any color(s)
- Stencils (optional)
- Sponges (optional)
- Paint brushes
- Plastic tarp
- You can get some great stencils from arts and craft stores or the craft sections of big box stores.