Asked on Dec 28, 2018

How do I paint furniture?

NCbulldogloverNancy TurnerBeth


I am getting ready to paint my grandmothers old hutch. How do I start? What grit sand paper do I use? It has never been painted and I'm not sure how to begin!

5 answers
  • To Work With My Hands
    on Dec 28, 2018

    Hi Tami,

    Getting started with furniture painting can be daunting! Here's a lady who has all the details and can cover any question you could possibly have:

  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Dec 28, 2018

    don't paint it--stain it

  • Beth
    on Dec 28, 2018

    Here's a good post with pros and cons for different kinds of paints you can use on furniture:

    The directions will vary a bit depending on which type of paint you choose.

  • Nancy Turner
    on Dec 28, 2018

    Are you sure you want to paint a family heirloom? I would restain it. I have never painted a family heirloom, just stripped and restained them, mine date back to my great grandmothers small drop down desk (she passed in the sixties at one month before 100 years of age). My daughter, who will most likely be the one to get the antiques has already researched the care for the furniture and how to restain if needed. I think she would shoot me if I painted "her" furniture.

  • NCbulldoglover
    on Dec 29, 2018

    Check out for an easy way to refinish furniture.

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