5 Quick Tips for Painting Furniture

So you just bought this fantastic piece of furniture. We're talking the piece to end all pieces. Except there is one little bitty problem, it desperately needs some paint. Nothing extreme, just a little something to make the piece reach is full, stunning potential.

You zoom to your local Dixie Belle Paint Retailer, without breaking any traffic laws of course, and pick up some lovely Dixie Belle Paint. You rush back home nearly bursting at the seams to get painting, but you just don't know where to start. Fear not, this is the part where we come in.

Dixie Belle Paint Company anticipated this very moment and we have your back. So without further delay, here are five quick tips for painting furniture.

Tip One: Dampen Your Brush- When painting it is important to start off with a damp brush to allow the paint to move easier and glide across your piece for a seamless application.

Tip Two: Clean Your Piece- Cleaning your piece does not have to be a hassle. In fact, it can be a breeze, a calming breeze at that, like the kind you'd find in St. Tropez or Cabo San Lucas. All you need is Dixie Belle White Lightning Cleaner, it's simple as that. Mix 2 tablespoons in 1 gallon of hot water and you've got a recipe for a perfectly cleaned surface.

Tip Three: Apply Wax- Tip three is where we kick it up a notch. I can tell you like to live on the edge though, so you'll be fine. Tip three is when we get acquainted with waxes. Waxes are used to add depth and dimension to your piece and can be applied with a lint free cloth, your fingers, a sponge or a brush.

Tip Four: Apply Glaze- It's already time for the glaze? Wow, that was quick. Apply your glaze and then for a nice subtle glow, use a baby wipe on your piece to wipe away excess glaze. It's going to look so nice!

Tip Five: Finish Your Piece- We're almost done already and you're getting more confident with every step. So last but not least, we are going to use a Dixie Belle Finishing Pad to lightly buff your piece and reveal a silky smooth finish.

You have all the tips down now. You are practically a furniture painting expert and it only took you five tips to achieve your greatness. Now you can get to painting that wonderful piece you found earlier. The student has officially become the “Belle” and we're so proud.