I spend at least one weekend every year repainting any worn down pieces of furniture I have laying around. I’ve only been doing it the last three years, but I think I’ve learned a thing or two about the art of repainting! Of course, all of that painting didn’t come without a mistake (or two…or three..) that I would have liked to avoid!
If you’re on re-painting a worn down piece of furniture? It’s important that you don’t make these remodel mistakes! They could ruin the outcome of your project.
Mistake #1: Painting In an Airless Room
Even though you think that you have plenty of airflow in your painting space, open a window anyway. You’ll save yourself a future headache, and your dry time will be decreased. Use a space heater if you are working in a place that could be cold from an open window!
Mistake #2: Disregarding Dry Time
Even though you think your newly painted piece of furniture is completely dry, you might be wrong. Just because it’s dry doesn’t mean your paint has “cured.” Paint shouldn’t feel sticky, and you should be able to run your finger across the surface easily. Once your project is REALLY dry, only then can you place items in or on your new piece. It could be devastating if you piled things on too soon!