How to Paint a Bed Indoors
Tween Bed Makeover with a Paint Sprayer
Give outdated kids’ furniture a new look for the teen years with a fresh coat of paint. This post will show you how to paint a bed using a paint sprayer.
Prep the bed
Prep the bed for painting by sanding lightly the surface by hand. Depending on the original finish on the furniture, you may not need to sand before painting.
Clean the bed thoroughly with a degreaser, and then wipe with a damp cloth. Allow the wood to dry completely before painting.
Mask off the room for painting by spreading drop cloths on the floor and attaching masking film to the walls to create a temporary indoor spray booth.
Fill the small cup that comes with the FLEXiO 4000 Paint Sprayer’s detail finish nozzle with paint. Attach the nozzle to the sprayer.
Paint the bed posts, using the nozzle to adjust the spray pattern vertically.
Next, adjust the spray nozzle to the horizontal orientation and paint the headboard, footboard and bed rails. Allow to dry.
Apply a second coat of paint, if needed, and allow to dry for at least two hours. Mineral paint does not require a topcoat, but if desired, you can spray on a polycrylic topcoat using the Wagner FLEXiO 4000 Paint Sprayer.
You can read more about this project and see other great projects on Atta Girl Says .
Mineral paint (I used Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash)
Canvas and plastic painter’s drop cloths
Sandpaper or sanding block
Polycrylic topcoat (optional)
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