What is the best way to start to learn to paint furniture?

Just a little overwhelmed and don't know where to start. What to know all the different processes not just one.

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 22, 2017
    Buy a book on the subject or find a course. Perfect one thing at a time on a small object, before risking all ............

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 22, 2017
    A good paint job generally starts with a good prep. Your paint will need to have a good surface to stick to. A light sanding usually provides that. Also remember that two light coats are better then one heavy or thick coat. Make it habit of checking your work out after you are done looking for runs that you can smooth out before the paint dries.

  • Bev Bev on Nov 22, 2017
    Check UTUBE for videos,

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Nov 22, 2017
    I would suggest that you begin learning and gaining confidence by using your search engine to search ' learn to paint furniture ' Look for articles and youtube.com videos. Watching others do it over and over will build your confidence. Here's an article I found that will start you off on the right foot.

    Best of luck and have fun learning. Be sure to take pics as you do your first piece and post them here so we can enjoy your progress. :)

  • Ili Ili on Nov 22, 2017
    I think the hardest thing is prepare the piece to be painted.....cleaning, sanding, removing paint, feeling holes, taping, etc....DH likes to use small rollers but I prefer a nice, preferably new brush...then to be patient....sand, clean, go over second (third time??)...I don't like to use clear varnish, I rather use wax....

  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Nov 22, 2017
    When I started, I started small to get used to different techniques. I painted smaller items. Or I would paint something, that it didn't really matter if I messed it up. If you search in the bar at the top of the Hometalk page next to the blue home icon, you can search painted furniture or search on pinterest for different techniques or types of paints to use. Just pick one that looks fun and try it out. It takes time to try them all out and learn them all, just tackle one at a time. I even practiced on picture frames!