This is not ok when painting furniture in the traditional way that we normally do, but it is ok when whitewashing furniture. Here are the basic steps on how to paint a stained dresser:
First layer of chalk paint is on.
How to paint stained wood furniture white. Adding two coats of shellac primer, three coats of paint then sealing the paint with satin wax ensures a good quality, long lasting finish. To remedy this, and make it all better you want to grab a clean dry cloth. It’s a labor of love to get that smooth white.
Before the watered down white wood paint gets a chance to dry you will need to wipe the paint off of the piece. Let sit for five minutes or more. A standard 2×4 wood is a light wood with dark knots.
How to paint a stained dresser. If you have any nicks, scratches, dings, or other problems with your stained wood, repair the spot with wood filler. Why not have 'the best of both worlds' by painting and staining your furniture!.
Sand and clean the area again. Once the last layer of chalk paint dries, d istress the areas you put vaseline on with a slightly damp sanding block. However, if you're looking for full coverage, then you should consider using paint.
Simple white and antique white will give subtle whites that will tone down the yellowness. Apart from your teeth, toothpaste can help clean all the nasty yellow stains from your white wood furniture. This is about 1/2 way through this diy white distressed chalk paint makeover.
Use long brushstrokes and only apply to a small section at a time. Stir the paint vigorously with a paint stirrer. Prime paint over your stained wood with a paint primer first.
Allow to dry according to the manufacturer’s directions. To make the whitewash paint, dilute regular latex paint with some water (1 part water to 2 parts flat white paint). Apply paint primer to the piece with a paintbrush and a foam paint roller.
This is called wet sanding. Then, wipe the piece again with a tack cloth. Allow the stain to dry for at least 24 hours before continuing.
You may need to use 2 coats. Use the paintbrush to reach into the corners. Apply a coat of wood primer to the sanded furniture using a wide brush for broad areas and a smaller brush for corners and more intricate areas.
Scuff sand to remove the shine from the stained wood (see “how to paint wood furniture without sanding” below for more info!) paint. Always wear a mask when sanding. By sealing the existing surface you lock in those impurities that can otherwise seep into your paint as it dries to.
This smooths out any stray brush strokes and helps each coat stick. Wood conditioner is less important with white wood stains compared to dark wood stains, which look splotchy more easily. Then, spoon this paste and apply it.
We skipped the wood conditioner on this one because it was just a small area, but we still got great results. Place the piece of furniture on a drop cloth in a well ventilated area. Then i sealed with two coats of the gator hide using the blue sponge to apply it.
Then i applied dixie belle’s white magic voodoo gel stain to the wood areas with a soft cloth: Starting with a very small amount of the whitewash mixture on a paintbrush, brush in the direction of the wood grain. Clean the dresser with a degreaser.
Properly prepping furniture and applying a good quality shellac primer are key when painting over dark stained wood. It sits just long enough to creep into the wood grain but not. Open the topcoat paint using a paint can opener, or if unavailable, a flat head screwdriver.
No matter how great the adhesion of the paint we want to use a shellac based primer, oil based primer, or another stain blocking primer (my favorite is the dixie belle paint companies boss which comes in clear or white!) to seal the surface and lock in any stains, oil, or tannin. A whitewash will give it a white look and allows the knots to remain darker. The first, and even the second coat of white will look terrible so don’t fret.
Simply grab your toothpaste and mix it in a bowl with one tablespoon of water to create a thick mixture. The foam roller, if used properly, will spread the primer without leaving brush lines. After the coat is dry, sand lightly with 220 grit sandpaper.