Head over to our blog (click the button at the bottom of this post) to read about the major differences between General Finishes Enduro Pigmented Poly and Chalk Paint.
- General Finishes Enduro Pigmented Poly in Black
- General Finishes Stain Blocking Primer
- Sandpaper (220 & 400 grit)
- Orbital Sander for the Top of the Dresser
- Watered Down Latex Paint in Brown for the Top of the Dresser
How to Prep the Furniture
We started out this dresser makeover just like we do any other furniture project.
We scrubbed off the dirt and grime, filled in any larger blemishes with wood filler, and then scuff sanded the whole piece with 220 grit sandpaper.
Since I was using the black poly, I didn’t prime for bleed through, and I wanted to test out the adhesion of the Enduro Poly. (More on the results of that in a bit!)
I also taped off the drawers with painters tape and plastic to prevent overspray.
Painting the Dresser
Painting the dresser was pretty straight forward.
We sprayed the black poly on with our new pro paint sprayer. We recently upgraded from the hobby paint sprayer that we used for 3 years. Either one would work!
The poly is pretty thin when fresh from the can, so I didn’t need to thin it at all. If you’re using a hobby paint sprayer you might need to thin it down just a bit.
Then we sprayed on the first coat and let it dry for about an hour.
Then we lightly sanded the whole thing down with 400 grit sandpaper to get a super silky smooth finish.
Once we got rid of the dust with a vaccum and a tack cloth, I sprayed on another thin coat of black poly.
I repeated this process for 3 coats of paint, which is the recommended minimum coats for durability.