How to Paint Spray & Upcycle Dated Furniture
Learn how to upcycle your old furniture by paint spraying it with a modern color.
After a few years a piece of furniture can get so worn down (or dated) it is easy to think that it has outlived its usefulness. That can be far from the case—with a little paint and creativity an old piece can easily get a fresh, modern look.
Introduction to upcycling furniture
This cabinet held our TV for years, and it had been updated several times in the past but after being used in our basement for several years it was broken and chipping so I decided to give it an overhaul to make it useful to us again. It takes just a little time and effort, and the right tools like the Wagner FLEXiO paint sprayer to upcycle old furniture from dark and dated to light and airy.
Use a paint sprayer to save time
Spraying paint takes just a few minutes using a FLEXIO 3000 HVLP sprayer. It is simple to set up and easy to clean and gives the new paint a perfectly fine finish. Using the Wagner Studio Spray Tent keeps any extra spray from the surrounding area while you are spraying.
Paint spray furniture indoors
Before paint spraying with your selected color, you'll get a better result by spraying a coat of primer. For wooden furniture, typically satin or semi-gloss finish that's latex or oil-based work the best. Also, you can use your leftover latex wall paint.
Paint with a color that accents or matches the room
This piece got a new look with a new coat of fresh white paint. The beaded panel door insets were removed with a jigsaw, and sheets of cane replaced where broken glass was for a trendy and updated new look.
New hardware completes the furniture upcycling
Updated hardware helps helps complete this DIY furniture upcycling project, it doesn’t even look like the same cabinet! Now it mimics a much more expensive piece and looks perfect with today’s fresh and airy decor style.
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Latex or oil-based paint
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