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Four Tips For Painting Indoor Furniture

columbia paint indoor furniturePainting your furniture can help remodel a room at a fraction of the cost of buying new furniture. With the proper preparation, high-quality paint, and the just-right paint colors, a makeover of your favorite piece is within reach. Be sure to utilize these helpful tips when painting your indoor furniture.

Prepare The Surface

When repainting furniture, it is vital to ensure the surface is clean and dry. To achieve this, use a gentle grease remover to eliminate any grime, followed by a fresh water rinse to ensure that the surface is free of any remnants of the cleaner. Finally, use a damp sponge to wipe down the surface and allow it to dry completely. Once the cleaning process is complete, it is time to sand the surface. Use a medium sandpaper, such as 100- to 150-grit, to sand down the surface slightly. This will provide the primer with a little more grit to adhere to.

Prime Your Surface

ADVANCE® Interior Primer (790) is an excellent choice for wood surfaces, providing a solid foundation for any ADVANCE finish. It has excellent adhesion and can be sanded and leveled easily, resulting in a smooth finish that helps to conceal minor imperfections. If you plan to paint your furniture with a darker color, using a tinted primer as your base is recommended.

Sheen For Your Furniture

When choosing a paint for your furniture, it’s essential to consider the sheen in addition to the color. A lower sheen is a good option if you want to hide minor imperfections or give your piece a vintage look. On the other hand, if you want a modern and sleek feel, a high-gloss finish is the way to go. Since furniture is subjected to more wear and tear than walls, it’s best to use Benjamin Moore’s ADVANCE Interior paint, which offers a variety of sheen options to match your style: matte, satin, semi-gloss, or high gloss.

Paint Your Furniture 

If you’re a professional painter looking for paint that can give your wood furniture a durable, furniture-like finish, then ADVANCE Interior paint is the perfect choice. It is easy to apply and clean and can also be used for painting laminate furniture. You can find ADVANCE paint in all 3,500+ colors offered by Benjamin Moore exclusively at your local Benjamin Moore retailer.


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Columbia Paint and Decorating, a Benjamin Moore Dealer

6822 Oak Hall Lane, Suite C2, Columbia, MD 21045


Expect the same one-stop shopping for all your decorating needs. We are a full-service Benjamin Moore dealer offering the best quality decorating products at the best prices around. We have an ample supply of paint and paint supplies, wallcoverings, custom window treatments, fabrics, and now NEW flooring selections from Kaleen Rugs and Luxury Vinyl Tile samples. And, of course, the same excellent customer service, knowledge, and customer satisfaction that you’ve come to expect.


Clarksville Paint & Decorating, a Benjamin Moore Dealer

12447 Clarksville Pike, Suite 1A, Clarksville, MD


At Columbia Paint you'll find all the necessary tools to complete your project. We even offer color consultation to ensure your satisfaction. Visit our website, call us or stop in today!
6505 Dobbin Rd