Published by Roxane Wesley, Oct 13, 2016
If your kitchen started to look boring, probably this is the right time to remodel your kitchen table and chairs for a refreshed look. If you have a wooden kitchen table and chairs, you can save money by spray-painting them instead of getting rid of them and buying new sets. Or, if you want to save money but need to replace all the wooden kitchen table and chairs, you can get them with bargain price at a flea market or garage sale, and make them look brand new with just a few coats of paints.
All you need is a 60-100 grit sandpaper and spray paints in your desired colors. Spray paints are highly recommended instead of dipped paint or chalk paint, as it provides a quick process and more durable result. Painting all those wooden kitchen tables and chairs with a brush is too time-consuming, and painting them with chalk paint need to be waxed and buffed.
If you’re not sure what color to paint your kitchen table and chairs, scroll through Instagram and Pinterest for some ideas. If you want a designer’s suggestion, try to paint the table white and paint chairs with bright colors. Those combinations will look great in the kitchen, as white combined with colors can really make a statement. Take a step back and see the general design of your home, and see if you want to make some changes in the look. Some shades to consider when painting wooden kitchen table and chairs include pastels, turquoise, red, navy blue and yellow.
If you don’t want to paint all parts of the furniture, you can try dipped furniture method. To get the look, paint the bottom half of the legs of your wooden kitchen table and chairs. Otherwise, you can try the reverse: paint most of the table and chairs, and let the bare wood peek out on the bottom half of the legs. This dipped look is a great way to play with bright colors without necessarily committing to any shade.
Before painting your wooden kitchen table and chairs, you need to prepare the surface by sanding it. This way, the surface will look smoother and the paint can adhere well. For the best result in no time, try an orbital sander.
After the sanding process completed, if your spray paint didn’t contain a primer, you need to cover the chairs and table surfaces with primer (opt for a spray on primer). If your furniture is too old, look for a primer that blocks wood stains for the best result. Let the primer dry for one day, and then use sandpaper to smooth out any rough patches.
Once the primer dried, it’s time to spray paint your wooden kitchen table and chairs. Make sure the paint is a quality water-based enamel paint for a harder and durable finish. As the center of all activities, kitchen tables take a beating and banging every single day. Spray a few coats and let each one fully dry before adding another layer.