Furniture painting tips for a beginner?
I just moved back home after graduating college, and I'm in the process of rearranging my room with the free spare furniture lying around the house. My bedroom set of dressers and sidetable is already white, so I was thinking I should paint the Ikea bookcases white to match.
I'm also using a smaller, white bookcase as a makeshift room divider for my little office corner, so the back of it is showing. It's some kind of cheap chipboard that is just installed to keep books from coming out the back.
So my question is, do I need to prime any of these surfaces with anything before painting white? And would a paintbrush/roller + paint or spraypaint be better for a smooth matte finish? Any helpful tips/tricks that I should keep in mind?
Thanks so much! :)