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Give outdated kids’ furniture a new look for the teen years with a fresh coat of paint.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 frame

Clean the bed thoroughly with a degreaser, and then wipe with a damp cloth. Allow the wood to dry completely before painting.


Create spraybooth

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.


Prep sprayer

Fill the small cup that comes with the FLEXiO 4000 Paint Sprayer’s detail finish nozzle with paint. Attach the nozzle to the sprayer.


Spray frame

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.


Learn more

You can read more about this project and see other great projects on Atta Girl Says .

Products Used


Mineral paint (I used Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash)

Canvas and plastic painter’s drop cloths

Masking film

Painter's tape

Sandpaper or sanding block


Polycrylic topcoat (optional)

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