Spray Painting Furniture Tips

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Come see how I gave our farmhouse bistro chairs an easy makeover with copper spray paint, and get all of my tips on how to spray paint furniture to get a smooth, durable finish.

How to spray paint furniture - tips & a copper farmhouse chair makeover

I’ve moved our metal farmhouse style chairs from our breakfast nook to our dining room, and I thought it would be fun to give them a very quick makeover in preparation for Fall.

Here’s how the chairs looked before:

Colorful Farmhouse Breakfast Nook

They were a gunmetal colour which was a nice neutral, but I thought it would be neat to give them a punch of warm colour!

Here’s how the chairs look now:

How to spray paint furniture - tips & a copper farmhouse chair makeover

I spray painted them with Rustoleum’s Copper Rose colour to warm them up for Fall. I love this sparkling, rosy shade, and I used it a lot in my Fall decor last year. Spray painting furniture is a relatively easy way to give your pieces a totally new look!

How to spray paint furniture - tips & a copper farmhouse chair makeover

I’m really happy with the smooth, sparkling finish I achieved on these chairs, and I know the finish will be durable because I used a strong top coatย (I used the Frosted Pearl finish) of spray paint and some other simple spray painting tricks.

How to spray paint furniture - tips & a copper farmhouse chair makeover

Watch my video below to see how I transformed these chairs with copper spray paint and learn how to spray paint furniture so that it’s smooth and durable:

My top tips for spray painting furniture?

  1. Prep your furniture’s surface by cleaning it with a de-greasing cleaner and a tack cloth, and sand it if required
  2. Turn your spray paint can around off of the furniture (don’t switch directions on your piece or you can create a splatter or blob with the excess paint)
  3. Use long, even strokes
  4. Paint with a few thin coats rather than one thick coat
  5. Wait a few hours between coats
  6. Use a durable top coat to protect your spray paint
  7. Let your piece cure for at least 2 days before you use it


How to spray paint furniture - tips & a copper farmhouse chair makeover

Happy spray painting!

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One Comment

  1. I love how your chairs turned out!! I have been wanting to do something different with my wooden kitchen table chairs. The thought of painting all the spindles with a brush just seemed too daunting! Do these spray paint techniques also apply to wood dining chairs?

    I also have a large mirror Ipicked up at a yard sale that I was thinking of chalk painting. The frame is not all one finish, one of them looking like a faux foil finish. My question is, can I spray paint over the whole frame and then do a chalk paint treatment on top of the spray paint?

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