OR “How I paint a table.” Usually I don’t take the time to prep. This is what I know about prep work before painting:
1) I hate it
2) It’s necessary…sometimes.
Especially for a table that you’re going to be eating off of…crafting on and the like. First I dragged it out onto the screened porch and sanded it down. I sanded all the shiny shellac stuff off. My neighbor was afraid…he asked me the next day, “What was all that racket you were making?” …of course…in his nice neighborly way. Then I dusted off the dust and wiped it down several times with a wet lint free cloth.
I use a Purdy Paintbrush…that I swear by! I love this paintbrush! I used it to prime the table. I also used the paint brush to paint the legs and lip of the table and a small roller to roll paint on the top. I put about 3 coats of paint.
I used Valspar Primer from Lowes and went with a cheaper white satin paint from Walmart. This is probably why I had to put on so many coats. When you go with cheap paint, you pay one way or another…time or money.
After, it was completely dry, I sanded the top with fine grit sandpaper…just to smooth it all out. Then I rolled 1 more coat of white paint on the top and sprayed a coat of polyurethane to seal everything. Check out Carrie’s newly painted desk.