How to Properly Paint a Table

By: Kate from
How to Properly Paint a Table
How to Properly Paint a Table
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If you have an antique table that could use a little pick-me-up, then learn How to Properly Paint a Table by following the easiest of steps. Believe it or not, there is a right and wrong way to paint furniture. If you just slather on a coat of paint, I promise you, your paint job will not last. For best results, you'll need to prep your table by sanding and use some heavy duty paint when coating your table. Changing the color of a table will totally disguise any damages it once had. If you're feeling super artsy, you can even paint a cool design on the tabletop!

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteWeekend project


Primary TechniqueRepurposing


Project TypeLearn a Technique

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I really appreciate this post. The author, Kate Riley was very thorough on how to to paint a kitchen table. She included all the materials and a lot of advice and explained the importance of all the steps. I know my next furniture paint job will be successful.

Seth, I agree with you. I mean how hard can it be to paint a table? Well, it is not hard at all but if you omit a step your results will be less than desirable. I love this post and I saved it for all my future painting needs.

Before reading this project I was convinced that I knew exactly how to paint a table. Thanks to these excellent, very detailed and illustrated instructions I now realise just how little I did know. As we are intending to paint the top of a casual dining table in the next week or 2 this lesson is absolutely timeous. Thank you!

I've done a few furniture DIYs, and I wish I'd had these tips beforehand! I've definitely made some mistakes. But live and learn. )


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