Today, we will showcase how you can easily transform your table with a little help from Fusion Mineral Paint. This type of paint is perfect for doing a table makeover, and it’s a great option if you’re looking to save money. Not only that, but this type of paint is also incredibly easy to apply.
To get started, you’ll need the following supplies:
- Sanding Block
- Fusion Mineral Paint
- Microfiber Roller
- Staalmeester Brushes
- (Optional) Tough Coat or a Gel Stain to seal
Steps for the DIY Table Makeover
Prep Table for Painting.
To clean a dining table, first, remove any dirt or grease using a cleaning agent. Afterward, dry the table off completely to avoid leaving any residue.
To clean a table, mix TSP with water in a basin (a bottle cap will do), and then give the table a good wipe-down.
Paint Table While Avoiding Brush Strokes
Fusion Mineral Paint is a type of paint that can be used to paint a large surface easily. Its self-leveling properties make it easy to get a smooth, even finish when using a roller on the tabletop.
Stippling can be caused by too much paint on the roller or the wrong roller. Our MicroFiber rollers are great for removing hair from your skin. They come with a handy-dandy tray, so you can keep them clean and ready to use.
Get an extra smooth finish by rolling the paint once, then brushing with the Staalmeester One Series. It’s a bit of an investment, but if you’re an avid painter, you can’t go wrong with it.
Do Two Coats of Paint for Full Coverage
Two coats of paint will provide full coverage on most porous surfaces like wood or drywall. However, there are some exceptions. For example, if you’re painting over an existing coat of sealer or varnish, two coats of paint will not be enough to cover the new layer completely. In this case, you’ll need three or more coats of paint to get a solid finish.
If you’re not sure whether two coats of paint are enough, test the coverage first by applying a small amount of paint to a section of your project and then measuring how much remains after several hours or days. If there’s still too much visible surface area that hasn’t been covered by paint, then you’ll need to apply another coat.
We recommend Staalmeester brushes for details like edges, legs, and decorative trims. They finish and cover like no other brushes, and they work great with Fusion’s self-leveling capabilities.
Use the Right Topcoat
When you are ready to refinish your furniture, it’s important to choose the right topcoat. There are many different types of topcoats on the market, and each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. Here are some tips for choosing the right topcoat for your furniture:
- Test a small section of your furniture first to make sure that the coating will work well on that specific piece. If you have a particularly delicate piece of furniture, test a small section first to avoid damaging it.
- Choose a topcoat with a high gloss finish. This will give your furniture a beautiful sheen that will make it look new again. However, be aware that high-gloss finishes can be difficult to keep clean and may require more frequent maintenance than other types of finishes.
- Consider whether you want a protective or decorative coating. Some topcoats are designed specifically for use on wood furniture, while others are more versatile and can be used on any type of surface (including metal). Decorative coatings can add an extra layer of protection against scratches and dents, while protective coatings will help prevent paint from bubbling and peeling off over time.
- Look for a topcoat that is environmentally friendly. Many topcoats are made with environmentally-friendly materials that are free of harmful chemicals. We recommend Fusion’s Top Coat!
Finalizing the Newly-painted Table
When you are finished with your newly painted table, it’s time to finish up the final touches. First, you’ll want to add a final layer of protection by sealing the paint with a high-quality sealant. Then, add any final touches, such as finishing touches on the trim or a new centerpiece.
This DIY table makeover is a great way to update your table, and it’s a great option if you’re looking to save money. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to leave them in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you, and don’t forget to shop all your needs at A Place Called Home GA!