Painting unfinished wooden furniture isn’t so straightforward. You may wonder how to get the item prepped for painting. In this video, a presenter shows how to take an unfinished piece and get it painted as quickly and effectively as possible.
The presenter uses a shelving rack for an animal shelter as an example. The piece is unfinished. The items she chooses to use are an oil-based primer and paints that are water-soluble and latex-based.
Before applying these layers, she preps the piece of furniture by laying out a cloth and sanding the rack down. She then goes through the steps of painting.
The oil-based primer is a good match for unfinished wooden furniture. Something important that the presenter emphasizes is that you need to budget enough time for the project. The sanding itself takes some time, and the primer takes about two hours or more to dry before the paint can be applied. You can stagger out portions of the project by painting pieces that have dried while waiting for the other parts to dry.
Sanding is also required after priming. This is an overlooked, yet important part of the process. With modern water-soluble, latex-based paints, one coat is often enough to make the furniture look right. Painting can surprisingly be the easiest and quickest part of the project. This video gives viewers the inspiration and confidence they need to take on a similar project.