Wanting Steps on painting a pine dining room table white distresse


It’s a beautiful slick shiney finish and I’m just a little hesitate but needs updating!

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  • First you will have to get rid of that shine. Sand the table with 220 grit sandpaper to give the paint some 'tooth' to stick to. Since you want to distress it, chalk paint is great for distressing. You may want to use a primer to keep any tannins bleeding through from the wood. Once it is painted, distress with fine sandpaper and use a sealer of your choice.

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Sep 08, 2020

    do you want to paint over the entire table, if you do you would need to sand it

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Sep 08, 2020

    First, mineral spirits to remove the "slick shiny" finish.

    Next will depend on what is underneath that, you can either strip or sand or scuff. Stripping: use citristrip and make sure you don't let it get dry.

    Sanding: fine grit paper in direction of the wood grain.

    Scuff: fine steel wool just to pierce

    Then clean with either TSP or denatured alcohol.

    After that, prime.

    Then paint and let dry.

    Next is distressing, I prefer to use sanding blocks. Do a little and wipe off. Repeat until the level of distress is achieved.

    Then clean to wipe away any residue from distress. Microfiber barely damp.

    Finally, seal with multiple coats of a polyvine - water based (so as not to yellow the white paint).

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Sep 08, 2020

    Hello. I would suggest hopping over to this bloggers website and look at her gallery of chalk painted furniture and view the table post that appeals to you the most - her step-by-step instructions are very helpful.

    She details useful repair products, techniques and has a nice result. Many of her furniture items are from the thrift store or furniture pieces donated to her. She also has tips for removing furniture odors and how to treat the interior drawers. She obtains a lot of her hardware from Hobby lobby. Usually you can find a discount coupon for hobby lobby.

    Best wishes with your table furniture rehab.


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