• Hometalker
Asked on Apr 23, 2019

How to re-paint an old coffee table?

WandaKathy Gunter LawCasualHomeStyle


I have an old coffee table. It has scratches on the top. I want to re-paint it the same color. It's like oak wood, I don't want to throw it away. Please help

5 answers
  • Unexpected Elegance
    on Apr 23, 2019

    Chalk paint is really easy and you can make it yourself with leftover paint!

  • Shelli Kisch Haipek
    on Apr 23, 2019

    Paint or stain? If it's wood and stain you could just find a matching stain and fill in scratches if they aren't too bad. Or strip, sand and restain. Hardware stores have real small cans of stain. Buy a few you think are close, match label to table and return unopened cans. Good luck

  • CasualHomeStyle
    on Apr 23, 2019

    You can paint it with chalk paint and stencil it on top of the paint with some really nice stencils from cuttingedgestencils dot com. If you go check out there website you will definitely get inspired to what you want to achieve.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Apr 23, 2019

    Sand it down, clean with denatured alcohol, then stain to match (the hardest part will be matching up). Since it is scratched on top, I would recommend during 3 coats of a poly finish to protect it in the future. Between each coat, scuff the finish lightly with fine steel wool so the next coat will adhere with no cloudy residue. After you scuff, wipe down and clean then brush on the next coat.

  • Wanda
    on Apr 23, 2019

    I guess you have already tried Old English Furniture polish. It is good to hide scratches and marks on the table without refinishing. Also there are a lot of products out there th try before trying to paint it the same color.

    • Shonda
      on Apr 23, 2019

      Hi what else can I use. Because I really don't want to sand down the table and re-paint

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