Monday, April 4, 2011

Painting Tips From A Girl Who Hates To Paint.... Furniture

I have tons of things that are in the works these days from room redos to furniture redos and on and on.  While I am getting things done and photo ready I thought I would share two tips I have learned.  One,  if you are in the middle of painting and have to step out for a bit, or, need to go to bed and want to start painting again the following day, here is a way to avoid roller or paint brush clean-up.  Just put a plastic bag around the roller or brush and pop it in the freezer!  When you are ready to paint again take it out, let it defrost and you are ready to go.  If you are in a rush to get started leave the plastic bag on the roller or brush and run warm water over it, while STILL IN THE BAG.  This is a good tip if you are still going to be using the same color paint when you start painting again. 


It saves a bunch of time and helps from wasting rollers if you forget to clean up or don't really have the time.

The second tip is for painting furniture.  I don't really like to paint furniture.  One, because I love the look of nice wood, but second, because of all the prep work, mainly sanding.  I found this deglosser stuff that you just wipe on and wait 30 mins.  and you are ready to paint.  It takes the cleaning and sanding step out of the equation.  I have used it several times so far and have been super happy with the results!


Now I enjoy my paint projects a lot more!  Happy painting!!

6 comments:

  1. Sammy! You've read my mind! I was just going to shoot you an email about painting furniture because I'm considering trying Chalk paint (http://shop.chalkpaintusa.com/Annie-Sloan-Chalk-Paint-Quarts_c2.htm) and considering painting a few pieces. I keep thinking back and forth with it, should I, should I not. Hehe I love the look of wood pieces so it be just a few painted pieces with the stained if I were to do it :)

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  2. That stuff has made painting a breeze. The furniture even kinda looks like it's been lightly sanded after putting it on. I haven't had any problems with scraching so far! Love love love it! : ) Now I think painting furniture is kinda fun.

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  3. Oh! No problems with scratching? Did you put a protectant on it after painting? Polycrylic?

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  5. Thanks for an idea, you sparked at thought from a angle I hadn’t given thoguht to yet. Now lets see if I can do something with it.

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