Painting oak furniture

by Barbara

I have several large pieces of solid oak furniture that I want to change the color of. This is going to be a huge project, so I need the easiest way to go about it! Any suggestions? And I don't like the "farm" or distressed look.

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  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jul 20, 2018

    How To Paint Furniture: A Beginner's Guide - Erin Spain

    Apr 21, 2016 - Today I am sharing an easy tutorial for how to paint furniture. .... do which is this paintingg it white then destressi g it going over that with a oak ... 7 things to consider before painting oak furniture - Quercus Living


    7 things to consider before painting oak furniture. Allow yourself enough time. Painting a piece offurniture takes a minimum of four days due to the amount of prepping and coats necessary. Clean theoak. Remove all of the doors and drawers. Sanding is very important. Dust your furniture. Use primepaint. Wait for the ... How to Paint Oak Furniture | Hunker

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    Mar 3, 2010 - A coat of paint can restore even the most worn oak furniture. Clean the old finish -- if it's in good shape -- by washing it with a solution consisting of 1/2 cup of trisodium phosphate detergent per gallon of water. Sand the stripper residue with 120-grit sandpaper. How to Paint Furniture - Biggest Painting Mistakes


    Feb 14, 2018 - There's no shortage of tutorials about painting furniture online. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and ...

  • Lsherbach Lsherbach on Jul 20, 2018

    I recently painted my dining room table (of 37 years) and an old dresser, being used as a buffet in my NEW home. I used a flat white with a primer and I LOVE the way it turned out. To protect the surface, I actually used ModgePodge for furniture. It has been 6 months and it is still all holding up really well.

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    • Lsherbach Lsherbach on Jul 20, 2018

      oops! I wasnt finished...

      With regards to sanding, I did very little vecause the paint was self priming...GLIDDEN HIGH ENDURANCE FLAT ( I loved the FLAT) Antique white. wherever I could I used a foam roller, I feel it gives a much smoother finish.

      I hope this helps...good luck

  • William William on Jul 20, 2018

    Lightly sand to remove any gloss. Prime with a stain blocking primer like Kilz. Then paint your color. Acrylic latex paint will work. Seal with at least three coats of a water based polyurethane.

  • Voi58251265 Voi58251265 on Feb 06, 2022

    Barb..found the picture of the oak hutch you posted ( The one with the blue top canister on the very top right)

    We now own one as part of an estate we're trying to figure out what it might be worth. Any thoughts?

    Please email me back.

    Bob -.